Thursday, May 2, 2013

Mind Boggling! Re-live the Apollo 11 landing on the moon!

Anthony Watts, editor of the award-winning blog WattsUpWithThat, has a post about an incredible website that allows readers to virtually re-live the Apollo 11 moon landing.  Here's Watts:
I still get chills and misty eyes watching this. For those of us that watched the Apollo 11 moon landing live on TV, we had to be content with the voices of Walter Cronkite and Wally Schirra along with simulated models and radio traffic. Here, thanks to this award winning new website, we can experience the landing as if we are in the cockpit of the LEM and listening in the live communications loop (both Air-to-Ground and Flight Director’s audio loop) from the beginning of the descent, to the touchdown, and the STAY/NO STAY decision making afterwards.
Click here to read Watts's introduction to the website and the link to the award-winning website that has the incredible audio and video records of the landing.  I just tried it and found it to be truly amazing...worthy of the incredible lunar landing itself.  Go visit the site, check it out, and then share it with someone you care about...the website really is an amazing accomplishment.