Tuesday, 28 July 2009

They chose the moon

Lots of milestone anniversaries this year - and 40 seems to be the magic number. Not just my brother James, but also 40 years since 3 guys set up a little festival in a farmers field in up state New York. Imagine their surprise as 250,000 hippies block the roads from New York city heading for Woodstock.

In the same year, another 3 guys had the whole world watching them. Just last week its 40 years since JFK promise of sending a man to the moon and returning him safely home came to pass.

I just found this amazing site which essentially re-enacts the whole mission from lift-off to splash down.

www.wechoosethemoon.org/ is truly extraordinary digital undertaking - compling hours and hours of footage stitched together with a stunning graphical representation of each stage of the mission. All the live audio is there, photos from earth, video from space. I love this. Its amazing to think that these guys did this with less technology on broad than we have in our mobile phones.
I found this at http://www.thefwa.com/ on recommendation from Blazej Wocial from Moxie Interactive

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