50 years of landing on the moon: celebrate anniversary with NASA

On July 21, 1969, humanity in the person of Neil Armstrong first set foot on the surface of the moon. This is the greatest achievement of civilization is undeniable and magnificent in its technical complexity and significance. Half a century later, the NASA team celebrates the anniversary in various ways.

Apollo Flight Control Center

The MCC has been restored to the state “everyone has just left for a changeover”

Every item is authentic at every workplace.

Coffee, notes, pencils

The screens display current information at that moment.

At the opening ceremony, a symbolic ribbon was cut by Gene Krantz, the former head of the MCC. NASA's current director, Jim Brydenstein, helps him hold the scissors

Photo of Kranz in 1965 during one of the Gemini missions

MCC "Apollon" in the process of restoration

It took several years to study documentary chronicles, photographs, and interview surviving witnesses in order to restore the Apollo program in Houston. A ceremony was held at the Lyndon Johnson Space Center on June 28, at which, among others, there were employees who controlled all the Apollo-11 spacecraft systems.

Interactive photos of the landing site

To assess the magnitude of the work done by astronauts on the lunar surface, you can follow the link to the site of LRO - a probe that has been engaged in detailed mapping of the Earth’s natural satellite for 10 years. In the image with a resolution of 40 cm per pixel, covering the entire landing area and extra-ship activities of Aldrin and Armstrong, each object with which they interacted is marked. If you choose the Temporal Traverse demo mode above the image, a scale appears under the image, moving the slider along it, you can hear all the conversations and observe where each astronaut was at a given time.

Interactive historical broadcast

If astronaut movements were simply marked on the LRO images and crew talks with each other and the MCC are attached to each point on the map, then on the apolloinrealtime website you can familiarize yourself with the full interactive broadcast of the entire flight. The archived restored video and audio files, photographs and transcripts are collected together. By simply moving the mouse or finger along the timeline, the resource visitor simultaneously sees and hears everything just like the employees of the flight control center, astronauts and other contemporaries of the event. At its core, this resource is an interactive documentary film that allows to some extent to approach the epoch-making achievement of mankind, which unites the entire globe for a week.


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