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We Choose the Moon...
See & hear again the President's charge, TV coverage from blastoff to moonwalk & splashdown, plus commentary on the 40th anniversary of the moon landing—see & hear the accounts from NASA, The National Archives, the JFK library, and learn more from our collections:
• From footprints in moon dust to the ticker tape parade in New York City, enjoy We Choose the Moon from the JFK Presidential Museum and Library (On homepage select Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing.)
• Recreate (or remember!) the entire experience in real time using widgets, mission trackers, images, source documents, multimedia. Download & launch The Eagle Has Landed: The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969 mp4 movie from The National Archives.
• Images, History, NASA Benefits to You on Earth, Discovering Earth (what's the upside-down blue marble from the Apollo 17 mission?), Video Features, NASA TV, podcasts on NASA Apollo 40th Anniversary: Celebrate Apollo, Exploring the Moon, Discovering Earth.
• Browse Apollo 11 on NASA Images, or search & view images & videos of other specific missions or astronauts, launch sites, etc. Choose "Apollo" on the far right of the page.
• Do a Subject search Project Apollo U.S. on the Case Catalog for Apollo history & Astronaut's stories:
Magnificent Desolation : the long journey home from the moon, Buzz Aldrin 2009
Moon shot : the inside story of America's race to the moon, Alan Shephard and Deke Slayton 1994
Flying to the moon : an astronaut's story, Michael Collins 1994
First on the moon. A voyage with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins [and] Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr 1970
• In Research Databases, Choose the News folder:
Associated Press images; select the Apollo 11 Showcase on the left
Historical New York Times and Wall Street Journal search moon landing or your own terms for July 1969
PressDisplay US & world papers note the anniversary (move the green date slider to July 20th), as in UK's Manchester Evening News: Day the Earth Held its Breath, The Washington Post: One Step Was Plenty, and hundreds more!
Posted by Karen Oye on July 20, 2009 08:48 PM