“One small tweet for man…”
Neil Armstrong on the moon in 1969. (Image via Tierra Unica)
Next month is the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, which resulted in Neil Armstrong being the first man to walk on the moon. This was more than a technological accomplishment, given the cold war climate and political tensions of the time.
To celebrate and commemorate these events, starting today, @ApolloPlus40 will send a steady stream of updates in pseudo-real time, plus 40 years, as events unfolded leading up to that fateful moonwalk on July 20, 1969. More information on this project can be read here and the official press release is here:
News: ApolloPlus40 Twitter
Nature News twitters the Apollo 11 moon mission as it happened — 40 years on. Followers can read about technical milestones, political challenges, and related events in the space race starting today, just over a month before the 40th anniversary of the first lunar landing.
The Tweets, located at http://twitter.com/ApolloPlus40, will follow Apollo 11’s crew to the moon and back, and taper off during the weeks following the mission to give followers the context surrounding the moon mission and its fallout for science and the wider world.
This should be a fun project over the next few months and even if you are a twitter hater, I urge you to at least add the feed to your favorite RSS reader so you won’t miss a thing.