Monday, July 13, 2009

We Choose the Moon - Apollo 11 40th Anniversary

We Choose the Moon, featured earlier today on Mashable, is a site commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. The site is a project put together by the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.

We Choose the Moon has eleven stages that viewers will follow as the mission progresses. If you visit the site right now, Stage One is the only active stage because the mission hasn't yet launched. On July 16th, Stage Two will be active and all other stages will become active in the same sequence as on the original mission forty years ago.

If you visit We Choose the Moon anytime between now and July 16th you can explore image and video galleries capturing the sights and sounds of the lead-up to the launch. Included in these galleries are videos of President Kennedy talking about the goal of putting a man on the moon.

Applications for Education
We Choose the Moon is a great website for students to explore in a history class or in any science class that addresses space exploration.

An excellent companion to We Choose the Moon, Moon Landing Memories, was posted in the comments on Mashable's article about We Choose the Moon.