Google Doodle Celebrates Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50 Years Anniversary
NASA celebrates 50 years since the Apollo 11 moon landing, this time with a Google doodle involved. It was on 20th July 1969. Google has now made a doodle to celebrate the anniversary. They made it in partnership with an Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins.
Google says, “Today’s video Doodle celebrates this moment of human achievement by taking us through the journey to the moon and back, narrated by someone with firsthand knowledge of the epic event: former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.”
“A team of some 400,000 people from around the world worked on Project Apollo—mostly factory workers, scientists, and engineers who never left the ground. Within those 400,000 were the mission’s astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins.
“Their historic journey began when a Saturn V rocket blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969.”
NASA also recently named its Artemis program after Apollo’s sister in Greek mythology. It aims to bring the first women to the moon with it.
Google also says users can “search for ‘Apollo 11’ from your AR-enabled mobile device to discover the command module that carried Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins to the moon in augmented reality.”
It says people can discover stories about the mission, the spacecraft and the people who made it possible there.