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Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-15-2009 07:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum release
JFK Presidential Library Launches New Site That Invites the World on Board Apollo 11 -- 40 Years Later

AOL and The Martin Agency Partner with Kennedy Library to Mark 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum today announced an interactive new website to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing and President Kennedy's grand vision that made that achievement possible. WeChooseTheMoon.org will go live at 9:32 a.m. on July 16th, 2009 - exactly 40 years to the minute after the historic launch. The site, powered by AOL, will recreate Apollo 11's lunar mission, minute by minute, with an interactive experience that lets visitors experience the mission as it happened, using archival audio, video, photos and "real time" transmissions.

The countdown to the online launch begins today at WeChooseTheMoon.org. People interested in experiencing the virtual recreation of Apollo 11 can pre-register to receive event email reminders and get regular "real time" updates during the four-day mission in July. Additionally, users will be able to follow the event on Twitter and through new AOL programming features.

"This site represents a unique opportunity for viewers to 'go back in time' and experience one of mankind's most amazing achievements," said Tom Putnam, director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. "From actual mission audio transmissions and archival video to mission factoids and news reels, visitors to WeChooseTheMoon.org will be able to track every step of the Apollo 11 mission, as it happened, 40 years later.

"We're incredibly thankful to AOL for powering the site and promoting it across their extensive online network, and for our 15-year agency partner, The Martin Agency, for dreaming up this inspiring concept," Putnam said. "Students, historians and anyone who finds space exploration fascinating are in for a treat at WeChooseTheMoon.org."

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and supported, in part, by the Kennedy Library Foundation, a non-profit organization. The Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum and the Kennedy Library Foundation seek to promote, through educational and community programs, a greater appreciation and understanding of American politics, history, and culture, the process of governing and the importance of public service.

spaceman1953
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posted 06-16-2009 08:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaceman1953   Click Here to Email spaceman1953     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Boy I sure hope they have servers ready to handle the traffic! This sounds like a terrific "way-back" activity for us space junkies and another great way to share with those who were not here yet, or too young, our passion for manned space exploration!

Happy Anniversary, everyone!

Obviousman
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posted 06-17-2009 01:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Obviousman   Click Here to Email Obviousman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
People interested in experiencing the virtual recreation of Apollo 11 can pre-register to receive event email reminders and get regular "real time" updates during the four-day mission in July.
Bah! I won't bother with my daily summaries, then; looks like they'll be doing it for me.

kr4mula
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posted 06-17-2009 10:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for kr4mula   Click Here to Email kr4mula     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
...get regular "real time" updates during the four-day mission in July.
Um, did they forget Kennedy's part about "...and return them safely to Earth"!?

robsouth
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posted 05-18-2013 10:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for robsouth     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if anyone mentioned this site at the time of the 40th anniversary but wechoosethemoon.org is worth a look.

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