Apollo 11 in Real-time

With a single click, a new website can take you back 50 years and place you directly into the real-time action of the first moon landing mission. 

ApolloInRealTime.org replays NASA’s Apollo 11 mission as it happened, second by second. The website’s coverage begins 20 hours before the launch, which took place on July 16, 1969, and continues until just after Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins stepped aboard the USS Hornet recovery ship on July 24. It does so using all of, and only the media from the mission — photos, film footage, television broadcasts and more — all synchronized to Ground Elapsed Time, the mission’s master clock.