July 16th, 2009
03:12 PM ET

One small step for man, one giant leap for Twitter

Editor's Note: To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has been tweeting the historic mission starting today as if it were happening in real time. To follow along with man's first trip to the moon, check out their twitter feed at twitter.com/reliveapollo11 or click the image below.

Filed under: 360° Radar • NASA
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  1. Annie Kate

    I saw the report on the film of the Apollo 11 moonwalk which has been cleaned up and digitized to a much higher quality than it was 40 years ago when I watched it from a Sunday School slumber party. You can actually see the reflections in Armstrong's face plate on his helmet. It is really neat and such a nice way to recall the excitement of the time when in space the US felt like it could do anything. It was probably one of our greatest moments – one of many that NASA gave us.

    July 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm |
  2. Brenda

    Well this is great..tweating their travel! Awesome idea!

    July 16, 2009 at 5:02 pm |
  3. Jessica

    there twitter feed = their twitter feed.

    July 16, 2009 at 4:50 pm |
  4. Ed Barber

    The 40th aniversary has brought back memories and discussions about the program. Did we not have a follow on plan (like Iraq)? So we ended up collecting rocks instead of experimenting on establishing a lunar base and lost the peoples excitement about man being on the moon? Since then we haven' t being able to get much support for manned space exploration. I was in High School at the time and was very excited about the future of space travel and the possibility that I could be involved.

    July 16, 2009 at 4:45 pm |