Google re-creates Apollo 11 cockpit in AR for 50th anniversary

CNET | 7/10/2019 | Steven Musil
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We've all seen this image of Buzz Aldrin on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission, but have you taken a tour of the command module?

Google has a slew of things planned for July to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and on Wednesday the search giant kicks off the party with the first of two AR experiences that'll put you in the astronauts' boots. A new augmented reality feature lets you explore a 3D rendering of the cockpit that took the spacemen to the lunar surface in 1969.

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"Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins inspired us to learn more about space and life here on Earth," Google said in a blog post Wednesday. "To mark this milestone of human achievement, we're bringing you new ways to learn about this moment in history, including new perspectives and stories that celebrate the lesser-known figures who made it happen."

The AR experience launching Wednesday promises to place users in a 3D re-creation of the Apollo 11 command module, the first spacecraft to land humans on the moon. For Google it represents another first, as it'll be the first time users will be able to experience cultural artifacts through AR in Google Search.

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The new feature, announced in May, displays 3D object links in Search, which brings up three-dimensional models that can then be dropped into the real world at proper scale in AR. To get your command module ready, search for "Apollo 11" on any AR-compatible Android or iOS device, and you'll get the option to see the module...
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