Bad Astronomy

We Choose the Moon

This is pretty cool: the website We Choose The Moon (warning: very flash heavy!) is a real-time (well, real time - 40 years) exploration of the Apollo 11 mission. It has tons of video, audio, and images from Apollo 11.

As I write this, 40 years ago at this moment the Service Module/Lander assembly was about 50,000 nautical miles from the Earth, and the animation reflects that. I’ll be very curious to follow this in the coming few days and watch as Apollo 11 approaches the Moon!