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We choose to go to the Moon

28 July 2009

By Kevin O’Sullivan

Apollo 11 Lunar ModuleIn all the fuss over the fortieth anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission last week, it might have been easy to overlook some of the great material produced for the celebrations. The best is ‘We Choose Moon’, created (at no small expense judging by the quality) by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, which uses a clever combination of archival photos, video and audio and modern animation to recreate the mission in real time across a series of eleven stages, from pre-launch to landing.

If that sounds a little stretched, in reality it’s the opposite. There is so much interesting material here, it’s possible to trawl for hours listening to the exchanges between Houston and the astronauts, watching the reaction from the ground, and skimming through photographs from the ground and the inside and outside of the lunar module (material is online up to stage three as I write). Read More