July 20, 2019, marks the 50th anniversary of the day man first stepped on the moon. Relieve this historical moment through live recreations, virtual museums, documentaries, and other cool web tools.
The moon mission, while orchestrated by Americans, was a global event that tied all of humankind together. Google has already kicked off celebrations with a Google Doodle narrated by Michael Collins, the third astronaut accompanying Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin. These sites and apps only enhance the enjoyment.
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And yes, we are now long past the point of getting into ridiculous debates about whether the event was real or not. There are enough online resources to debunk “fake moon landing” conspiracy theories.
Unsurprisingly, NASA has the best resources for everything you want to know about the Apollo 11 mission. Celebrating 50 years of Apollo missions, you can find all the official videos, images, transcripts, mission details, and other tidbits. Be sure to also check out the Apollo 11 mission page or other NASA pages.
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For the 50th anniversary, NASA has released 45 previously unseen photographs from the moon exploration, by stitching them together as panoramas. The full Apollo Panoramas gallery is available on Flickr, and shows the lunar surface like never before.
Meanwhile, the main NASA homepage is releasing new tidbits throughout the week to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission, which will go on till July 24 when the astronauts returned. NASA TV is also airing footage throughout this period.
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Apart from the Google Doodle, the internet giant also created a virtual museum tracing each step of the Apollo 11 mission. And over at Google Moon, its extra-terrestrial equivalent of Google Maps, you can explore the area that Armstrong and Aldrin walked on.
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