We Choose The Moon
Has anyone heard of this site that is re-enacting the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon in real time? There are 11 stages in the mission. Stage 1, the launch of the rocket, is just a little more than 5 and a half hours from now. You can follow the mission on their web site, watch videos, and view pictures. They even have it set up to update the mission status and activity on all the social network sites like MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook. When I was younger I used to be obsessed with Apollo 11 stuff and Nasa. I'm still hoping to go see a shuttle launch in the next year before the program ends. From a nostalgic point of view this is awesome! What do you guys think? Anyone going to keep up on the mission?
We Choose the Moon: Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Lunar Landing
Last edited by sunkast; 07-16-2009 at 03:57 AM.
that sounds cool. I'll have a look tonight thanks for posting that!
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I wanna go :fing02:
Wow what a let down. Viewing the photos takes a bit of work to click around. There's barely any video, and what video there is, is very short. Worst part of all is one of their main features, the audio broadcast has a tendency to become "over capacity." I was listening for the launch and several times I lost the audio broadcast due to "over capacity." We choose the moon site is fail.
I would equate the site to the encyclopedia program Encarta that Microsoft had in the 90s. It has some nifty animation. Some pics, video clips, audio clips, and short facts. It's not terribly impressive for the kind of web technology that exists today. I mean really, that site could easily fit in with one from the mid to late 90s when Flash started to get big.
At launch, I had expect a lot more media. Even the flash animation of the launch was lame. A very short, maybe 30 second animation, not in real time, launch of the rocket. The audio may have been in real time, or close to real time, but definitely not the animation. The only actual footage of the launch on the site was 10 seconds long. Couple that with being kicked off the audio broadcast due to the server being "over capacity" and boy was I unimpressed.
I had expected better photos and bigger photos. I had expected a real time animation at the least of the launch. A picture in picture view of some actual footage would have been great. Also I would have loved to see portions of actual TV broadcasts of the launch. It's cool to broadcast the audio from the mission in real time. But completely worthless if you are constantly kicked off during the major moments.
I guess however this should have all been known. Afterall the site is run/majorly affiliated with AOL. So that really does makes sense of everything I pointed out. AOL, still playing like it's the 90s. I sent the site an email with a copy of this review. I hope they enjoy it. :lmao:
Last edited by sunkast; 07-16-2009 at 10:29 AM.
That's hilarious I wasn't able to view it at work. Just I don't need to now
Crazy to think that less technology than is in our Berries got a man on the moon.
That it is. I am still impressed by it.
Originally Posted by Rellims
FWIW, I found NASA is streaming the audio. It is way better than the we choose the moon site since the stream is hosted by Akamai (big time content hoster). You won't get kicked off the server for it being over capacity.
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