Friday, July 17, 2009

Fly me to the moon

This is a pretty cool, if Flash heavy site: We Choose the Moon.

This month is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and the above site recreates the event for "real-time" (that is, real time minus 40 years) tracking of the mission, with video, images and audio (including astronaut chatter) from 1969.

It's a neat way to let those of us who are too young experience that exciting piece of history.

At the same time, you can check out the NASA gallery featuring current photos of the landing site from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera that reached lunar orbit late last month.

[h/t: Bad Astronomy]