The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston will launch a new interactive website to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing today.
WeChooseTheMoon.org went live at 9:32 a.m. July 16th – exactly 40 years to the minute after the historic launch. The site, powered by AOL, recreates Apollo 11’s lunar mission, minute by minute, with an interactive experience that lets visitors experience the mission as it happened, using archival audio, video, photos and “real time” transmissions.
“This site represents a unique opportunity for viewers to ‘go back in time’ and experience one of mankind’s most amazing achievements,” said Tom Putnam, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. “From actual mission audio transmissions and archival video to mission factoids and news reels, visitors to WeChooseTheMoon.org will be able to track every step of the Apollo 11 mission, as it happened, 40 years later.
For more information: WeChooseTheMoon.org.