Joining the celebration of the week of the anniversary of 50 years of the arrival of man to the Moon on board of Apollo 11, Google has created a Doodle that takes users to share that historic experience an exciting and interactive way.
The Google Doodles, these creative graphics that appear next to the logo on the Google homepage, have fun, be delighted and instructed millions of people since it first appeared more than two decades ago. The Doodle on Thursday 18 July 2019, created in collaboration with NASA, allows users to make a trip to the Moon and back to earth, thanks to a brief video illustrated that it is narrated by Michael Collins, one of three astronauts who were aboard Apollo 11.
In this video, Collins guide to the viewers from the initial launch in the morning of July 16, 1969, until the return of the crew to our planet, acuatizando in the Pacific Ocean on 24 July 1969. The Apollo 11 reached the Moon’s surface on 20 July 1969, when Neil Armstrong became the first human being to set foot on our satellite.
As expected, a series of celebrations have been taking place throughout the week to commemorate the 50 years of the arrival of man to the Moon aboard the Apollo 11. On Tuesday, CBS aired the original coverage of news that made live five decades ago, showing the recording and original comments of what happened during the launch, and making it coincide exactly with the time in which occurred on July 16, 1969.
For his part, Collins and his fellow astronaut of Apollo 11, Buzz Aldrin, also appeared in a live transmission to NASA, where they recalled the mission and conducted an interactive session of questions and answers.
The celebrations of the 50th anniversary, even they came to the obelisk known as the Washington Monument, when the construction of 190 meters lit up to resemble the rocket of the Apollo 11 mission.
This is not the first time that Google honors the lunar landing. Previously, Google presented a Doodle for Apollo 11 on its 40th anniversary in 2009, and again did so in 2005. The Google blog about the Doodle for this year says: “The exploration of space continues up to the present day, with milestones such as the International Space Station and plans for a mission to Mars. More recently, the program Artemis NASA, named for the sister of Apollo in Greek mythology, aims to take the first woman on the Moon”.
According to NASA, the astronauts return to the Moon a once more in 2024, what would become of the first time humans put a foot on the moon since 1972. NASA will focus on the replenishment business and in the programs of the crew shopping for new lunar missions.
“When we return to the Moon, we will be building on the work of the hundreds of thousands of people who worked on Apollo, and since then have advanced human space flight”, says the post of NASA.
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