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Google to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with new experiences




Google to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with new experiences

This Wednesday, Google announced various experiences to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing that had put Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface on July 20, 1969.

In a blog, post-Google said:

“On the anniversary of the moon landing, we’re bringing you new ways to learn about this milestone of human achievement, including new perspectives and stories that celebrate the lesser-known figures who made it happen.”

Google said that users can now see the command module of the Apollo 11 in zoomable 3D-mode with the help of augmented reality search feature. This particular feature made its debut earlier this year in the month of May. A user is required to search for Apollo 11 from their AR-enabled mobile device. They will get to see the option to see the module in 3D which can be zoomed in and checked out from different angles as they like. This is going to be a brilliant experience for the users as they don’t get to see such things in their everyday lives.

They are also planning to do the same thing with Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit in order to let the user examine what astronauts actually wear while landing or walking on the surface of the Moon. This will give the users an idea about how they survive for the time when the astronauts are out there in the space.

Google collaborated with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to make available via search, some 20 new lesser-known stories about the Apollo 11 mission. This will also include the story of Margaret Hamilton who made the onboard software for Apollo 11.

It is also because of Hamilton’s software that the Apollo 11 lunar module’s system could manage the information it was receiving. Not just that, but it also helped it to safely land on the surface of the Moon.

Google also said:

“Apollo 11 continues to have a profound impact on our planet’s history. We hope this is just the beginning of your space explorations.”

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