Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Watch The Moon Landing, Live!

Well, plus 41 years... from Kottke:
Just leave this page open in your browser and at the appointed times (schedule is below), the broadcast will begin (no manual page refresh necessary).

Moon landing broacast start: 4:10:30 pm EDT on July 20
Moon landing shown: 4:17:40 pm EDT
Moon landing broadcast end: 4:20:15 pm EDT
Moon walk broadcast start: 10:51:27 pm EDT
First step on Moon: 10:56:15 pm EDT
Nixon speaks to the Eagle crew: approx 11:51:30 pm EDT
Moon walk broadcast end: 12:00:30 am EDT on July 21

If you've never seen this coverage, I urge you to watch at least the landing segment (~10 min.) and the first 10-20 minutes of the Moon walk. I hope that with the old time TV display and poor YouTube quality, you get a small sense of how someone 40 years ago might have experienced it.

So the landing will play about an hour from now, and the moonwalk in a bit less than 8 hours. I've got the window open; this might be pretty interesting. Click over for full details; note that this is just like old-fashioned TV: if you miss it, you've missed it, though I suspect you could watch it at your leisure on the U-tubes.

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