Historic Moon mission astronauts advocate for collaboration in space

Dr Ian Griffin

Dr Ian Griffin

Landing on the Moon is the first piece of content to feature on the app, produced in partnership with the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum and sponsored by Jimmy Dean. The book was one of several lots at the Christie's auction in NY, titled One Giant Leap: Celebrating Space Exploration 50 Years After Apollo 11. The excitement, fear, dread and challenges of what happened when the astronauts blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969 on NASA's Saturn V rocket, is encapsulated in an astounding video animation in today's Google Doodle. Made "in partnership" with Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, the Doodle "will allow users to experience the journey to the Moon and back to Earth", according to a Google statement.

This demo wasn't created as a spur of the moment celebration of a trending search term-Nvidia's team actually started working on the project five years ago. After inserting themselves into the Moon's orbit, part of their vehicle - the lunar module, also called "the Eagle", separated for a 13-minute controlled drop to the surface.

Recalling Armstrong's famous words "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind", the 89-year-old said, "I think a number of us are still waiting for that giant leap".

Man sets himself on fire outside Japanese embassy in Seoul
Meanwhile, Seoul criticized the new export rules, calling them "retaliation" by Japan over the wartime labor issue. Meanwhile, an elderly man set himself alight in a auto that was parked outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.

From freeze-dried food to CAT scans, these breakthroughs would not have been possible without the Apollo 11 mission.

During his visit, the Vice President will recognize the success of Apollo 11 one of humanitys greatest achievements and address progress in NASAs return to the Moon with the upcoming Artemis missions.

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