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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.

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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

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