Thursday, July 16, 2009

Interactive Sites on Apollo 11 Mission

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, check out these websites. One, called We Choose the Moon, is a real-time, interactive recreation of the mission sponsored by the JFK Presidential Library and Museum (it may load slowly and it is very visual/graphic intense with numerous links to explore). Another is 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum where we found this image and many more.

A few interesting facts: in 1969, the US median income was $8,389; a first class stamp cost 6¢; gas was 35 cents a gallon and the New York Times best seller list included: Love Machine (Susann); Portnoy's Complaint (Roth); Godfather (Puzo); Ada, or Ardor (Nabokov); and Slaughterhouse-5 (Vonnegut). Do you remember the moon landing?

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