I wanted to make a little plug for an interesting website designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing.
"We Choose the Moon" (www.wechoosethemoon.org) was created by the JFK Presidential Library with a novel approach to celebrating this historic mission to the moon. They have created an interactive experience that is designed to recreate the Apollo 11's mission in real time. The idea is that it would be as if we were watching the mission live 40 years ago.
So, If you're like me and only learned about the Apollo 11 Landing second hand, it has an interesting appeal. (It seems I celebrated this technological marvel by getting christened and spending the rest of the day drooling on a baby blanket). But instead of gathering in front of the flickering tube on olive shag carpet surrounded by faux wood paneling, we'll have to settle with following the mission through desktop apps, streaming video, or via email and Twitter updates. ;)
The live event begins 9:32 AM EDT July 16, 2009. Exactly 40 years after Apollo 11 lifted off.