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Relive the Apollo 11 Mission 40 years later!
The @ReliveApollo11 twitter feed provided an historical reenactment of the Apollo 11 lunar landing by "tweeting" highlights from the mission as though it were happening in real-time 40 years later.
The feed was active during the original Apollo 11 mission dates from launch on July 16 to splashdown July 24. The purpose of the feed was to give a sense of what it was like during the historic mission, the communications between the crew and the ground, and the carefully planned activities and events that transpired over the course of the eight-day mission to land humans on the Moon and safely return them to Earth.
You can still view the Twitter feed at http://www.twitter.com/reliveapollo11
Content: The @ReliveApollo11 twitter feed includes selected highlights from the original mission transcripts, press kits, and other NASA documentation. See the credits page for links. Mission events are as true to the original timing as possible. Many abbreviations, terms and names from the original transcripts are used. Details & definitions are provided here:
- Abbreviations & Glossary of Terms
- NASA Personnel
Tweets & Timing: Note that all tweets were scheduled in advance and posted by 3rd party software. Tweets can only be scheduled & posted down to the minute. Events are therefore rounded to the nearest minute they actually occured. This means that occassionally, events that occurred within seconds of each other may be posted simultaneously or spaced apart to meet the minute requirement. This will be especially noticeable if you are listening to NASA audio recordings from the mission.
Special thanks to Catherine Kruchten for researching and compiling the @ReliveApollo11 tweet stream!