JKF Library set to recreate Apollo 11 moon mission on its new Web site!

JKF Library

Thanks to a new Web site from the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Internet visitors will be able to watch the Apollo 11 moon mission of 1969 recreated in real time on the Web. In addition, users can also follow Twitter feeds of transmissions between the spacecraft and the Mission Control, as well as receive an e-mail alerting them about the touch down of the lunar module.

The noteworthy endeavor from the JFK Library wonderfully commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, as well as the then President Kennedy's push to land Americans there first.

On Thursday at 8:02 am, exactly 90 minutes before the anniversary of Apollo 11's historic launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida - an event was watched with bated breath by people, on their black-and-white TV sets 40 years back - the new Web site, WeChooseTheMoon. org, would go live!

The animated recreations of key events from the four-day mission would include Apollo 11's first orbit around the moon; separation of lunar module from command module; and actual video clips, photos, radio transmissions between the astronauts and NASA flight controllers.

Commenting on the recreation of the mission, Thomas Putnam, director of JFK Library, said: "Putting a man on the moon really did unite the globe. We hope to use the Internet to do the same thing."


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