APOLLO 50: Go for the Moon presentation at Washington Monument

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  • Published on:  Friday, July 19, 2019
  • The Smithsonian is one of several major institutions marking the milestone. In addition to projecting a stunning 363-foot Saturn V rocket on the east face of the Washington Monument for several nights this week, on July 19 and July 20 it will present a special 17-minute show that will combine full-motion projection mapping artwork and archival footage recreating Apollo 11's epic voyage. The show is free, runs at several times each evening, and includes a 40-foot-ride re-creation of the Kennedy Space Center Countdown clock.Sharing a mix of breaking news, Arizona stories, engaging discussions, and popular culture.
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  • SnowWhalez
    SnowWhalez  1 months ago +15

    This is beautiful! My grandfather worked on the color tv camera aboard the Apollo 15 lunar rover. He was one of the workers that constructed the camera tube.
    Thank you fox 10 Phoenix The Apollo 11 mission is iconic. First men on the moon.
    God bless our country.

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    Don't know why, but this made me cry. Maybe because this was so amazing or because its hopefully getting people excited about space exploration again or maybe because it's pretty sad that we haven't colonized the solar system yet.

  • Allen Braund
    Allen Braund  1 months ago +12

    This is a absolutely amazing presentation!

  • William Schendel
    William Schendel  1 months ago +12

    Thanks for sharing this. It's a spectacular use of technology to bring the excitement of the missions and what NASA does to more people. I thoroughly enjoyed it, even if just on video.

  • Jeff H
    Jeff H  1 months ago +6

    "The Eagle has landed." That brought tears to my eyes.

  • further ahead
    further ahead  1 months ago +27

    That's pretty cool. I'd like to go see that. Won't be around for the 100th. LOL

  • g1rl6oo
    g1rl6oo  1 months ago +5

    Kennedy’s Speech 🎙 OMG

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    Revelation 9:11 King James Version (KJV)
    And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon. (Apollo)

  • SS
    SS  1 months ago +2

    A brilliant tribute to a brilliant feat. Congratulations to all involved in the launch and the tribute. I cry every time I watch that rocket launch-----------every. single. time.

  • g1rl6oo
    g1rl6oo  1 months ago +3

    Genius to project the President’s Moon 🌙 Speech as well as the Shuttle. Bravo 👏

  • Jerald Brewer
    Jerald Brewer  1 months ago +6

    Money well spent... seriously. Now I want to put on "Apollo 13". That CG shot of the Saturn V lifting off still gives me chills.

  • Nada Karam
    Nada Karam  1 months ago +3

    I remember the day and where I was standing when the very first rocket went to the moon, was listening on the radio, with our neighbors, I remember how captivated were so much so that no one moved...as for me this absolutely wonderful the courage and the vision to go where no-one has ever gone before. Thank you for the vision and the power to dream.

  • bobby cvSixFour
    bobby cvSixFour  1 months ago +54

    I remember watching from Northglenn, CO (suburb of Denver) on our Color Curtis Mathis 25" TV - the images were B&W and remember we kept waiting and waiting and waiting for the Astronauts to walk on the Moon. When the Astronauts finally appeared, walked on the Moon and did all running around on the Moon, I walked out our Front Door don't remember the time, definately NIGHT - DARK (looked toward the East, looked at the Moon) and knew there were 2 Men on the Moon and one orbiting. I will never forget that night, Ever!!! I am so proud to be an American and America was #1 in the world on that date. I am so glad that I looked at the Moon that night, I wish others did the same thing. God Bless America

  • JamesVibe
    JamesVibe  1 months ago +4

    Incredible presentation! Whoever created the videos and the whole program did a amazing job! Went off like clockwork!!! Well done and great, great tribute!

  • David Mccandless
    David Mccandless  1 months ago +1

    Hi David here a Scot living in London I just love this and what I would give to go moon thank you for sharing it David

  • Happy WALEK
    Happy WALEK  1 months ago +2

    No one who was alive then can forget the sights and sounds of that weekend in 1969.
    The drawling voices of “Houston” guiding the lunar module gingerly into its assigned parking place on the face of the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin floating with each step, like kids in one of those aptly named Moonwalk bounce houses now ubiquitous at children’s birthday parties. And the instantly iconic utterances: “The Eagle has landed,” and “That’s one small step for man….”
    This life-altering technological event was unfolding on screens in living rooms across the land. In my family’s living room, there was something extra: The television had landed.
    In my home, the weekend of the moon landing was forever known as the weekend we rented a television. Yes. Rented a television.
    We had no television of our own. We were perhaps not rich enough to afford color TV at the time, but we at least could have had a small black-and-white like everyone else. But our parents, like some technological Bartleby the Scrivener, simply folded their arms at the onslaught of the television age and said: “I would prefer not to.”
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    So there we were in suburban New Jersey, feeling like the Beverly Hillbillies before they struck oil, able only to dream of Jeannie. Before there even was a grid, we were living off it.
    The idea was that my sister, my brother and I, protected from the temptations of Hollywood and Madison Avenue, would spend our childhood reading. And read my sister did. My mother tried valiantly — O.K., annoyingly — to turn me into a young reader, and I can only imagine her embarrassment as a founder of the local library, forced to slink around with a literarily delinquent son.
    My father, an amateur poet with an impeccable memory for verse, posted poems on the refrigerator door that we were supposed to memorize. After several years, I did commit to memory a large percentage of that Robert Frost poem about a snowy evening, a horse and a long commute home. Or maybe that was a metaphor.
    [Read all Times reporting on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. |Sign up for the weekly Science Times email.]
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    Our mother may have been strict, but she was creative. One rainy day, with her children likely driving her up a wall with pleas for a television, she sat us down in front of the oven and turned on the light inside. She told us to imagine the little oven window as a television and to tell her what we saw.
    I think I said, “Pot roast.”
    But then came the moon landing, and suddenly it felt like my family was living on Planet Earth just like the rest of America. We had a television. Well, we had one for a weekend.
    It arrived one afternoon, an intruder to be viewed warily. Books and newspapers were displaced from the coffee table to make space for the television. And there it sat, rabbit ears erect, its small convex screen a window onto the forbidden world.
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    Of course, there were restrictions. The television was there to watch the moon landing, we were told. Period. Inevitably, we watched everything, all day and night, proving in just a few hours the addictive influence of television

  • Kay Muldoon
    Kay Muldoon  1 months ago +9

    Wait, are we going back? Lol

  • Jay
    Jay  1 months ago +14

    Neil Armstrong.....
    Today we have with us a group of students, among America’s best. To you we say we have only completed a beginning. We leave you much that is undone. There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of the truth’s protective layers. There are places to go beyond belief. Those challenges are yours–in many fields, not the least of which is space, because there lies human destiny.”

  • Happy WALEK
    Happy WALEK  1 months ago +3

    I'll be 68 when the Apollo moon landing will be celebrating 100 years

  • dawn federspiel
    dawn federspiel  1 months ago +12

    Are we ahead of schedule by 32 minutes?