Today Marks 40th Anniverary of Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon
Forty years ago today, at 9:32 am EST, Apollo 11 lifted off from Florida, en route to the moon. The video of the launch is below.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the John F. Kennedy Library is hosting a great website, called We Choose The Moon (www.wechoosethemoon.org). The website recreates the mission to the moon in real time and includes the actual audio transmission between mission control in Houston and the astronauts aboard Columbia (the command module) and Eagle (the Lunar Excursion Module) in the precise times that they did 40 years ago.
The transcripts of those recordings are also being sent via Twitter at @ap11_capcom; @AP11_EAGLE; and @AP11_SPACECRAFT.