Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

Twitter came 40 years too late for Apollo 11

By John Bowman, CBCNews.ca

Of course you can follow current NASA missions on Twitter, such as the current shuttle mission (@Astro_127), the Mars rovers (@MarsRovers), the Kepler mission searching for Earth-like planets in the Milky Way (@NASAKepler), the LCROSS lunar satellite (@LCROSS_NASA) and the Ares I-X next generation rocket (@NASA_Ares_I_X), but why stop there?

The science journal Nature is tweeting the events of the Apollo 11 mission to the moon in real time, plus 40 years, at @ApolloPlus40. The launch occurred this morning at 9:32 a.m. ET, but there are many more events to be tweeted — 40 years late. Watch for Apollo 11's insertion into lunar orbit on July 19 and the landing on July 20 at 4:17 p.m. ET.

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

This discussion is now Open. Submit your Comment.

Comments

Dwight Williams

A shame that Apollo XI was 25-30 years too early for the Net in general. Or that the Net was 25-30 years was too late for Apollo. Take your pick.

Still, we have what we have now. Let's build on top of that, shall we?

Posted July 17, 2009 10:55 AM

Earl

The Internet is my God -- I shall have no other gods before it.

Posted July 19, 2009 08:54 AM

« Previous Post | Main | Next Post »

Post a Comment

Disclaimer:

Note: By submitting your comments you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that due to the volume of e-mails we receive, not all comments will be published, and those that are published will not be edited. But all will be carefully read, considered and appreciated.

Note: Due to volume there will be a delay before your comment is processed. Your comment will go through even if you leave this page immediately afterwards.

Privacy Policy | Submissions Policy

Story Tools: PRINT | Text Size: S M L XL | REPORT TYPO | SEND YOUR FEEDBACK

World »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Canada »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Politics »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Health »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Arts & Entertainment»

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Technology & Science »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Money »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Consumer Life »

302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Sports »

[an error occurred while processing this directive] 302 Found

Found

The document has moved here.

more »

Diversions »

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
more »