Apollo 11 one of the most historic space mission in the history of Mankind which led to Human stepping the first step on the Moon is celebrating 50 years of the mission. To celebrate this iconic mission various agency are creating several processes for the current generation and others to re-live one of the most amusing events in the humankind.
Ben Feist (Software Engineer, and Historian at NASA Johnson Space Center and Goddard) created a website which lets you re-live the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission from the T-1 minute of the launch to current time where you can follow up with the mission as it prepares for the launch 50 years ago (while I’m writing its T-58 from the launch).
The website (ApolloInRealTime.org) better viewed in large screen devices (such as Desktop/Laptop) includes all the real footages, photographs, and recorded audios.
Included real-time elements:
- All mission control film footage
- All TV transmissions and onboard film footage
- 2,000 photographs
- 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio
- 240 hours of space-to-ground audio
- All onboard recorder audio
- 15,000 searchable utterances
- Post-mission commentary
- Astromaterials sample data
Apollo 11 Lunar Mission:
50 years ago on July 16th, 2019, at 9:32 AM ET, Apollo 11 took off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida aboard a Saturn V rocket.
Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The first steps by humans on another planetary body were taken by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on July 20, 1969. The astronauts also returned to Earth the first samples from another planetary body. Apollo 11 achieved its primary mission – to perform a manned lunar landing and return the mission safely to Earth – and paved the way for the Apollo lunar landing missions to follow.
(source: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum)
World Record after 50 Years on Launch:
Celebrating 50 years of the Apollo 11 launch U.S. Space & Rocket Center will play host to launch of 5,000 model rockets all blasting off at once, in what will be an attempt at a Guinness world record for the most rockets launched at once. You can watch the launching here.