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NASA’s Liz Suckow Is “Live Tweeting” the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon Mission, and It’s the Best

NASA apparently also has time travel capability?

Yesterday was the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch that sent Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. That mission was one of the greatest achievements in human history, and you can experience it in “real” time thanks to NASA Archivist Liz Suckow. She’s “live tweeting” the entire mission.

Suckow has been at it for a few weeks now, posting tweets about the mission as if it were 1969 about every step of the mission–even little things like what the astronauts ate for breakfast on launch day:

And Suckow’s feed is full of beautiful details and facts you may not have know about the mission. Did you know Nixon was going to share a meal with the crew, but backed out?

The anniversary of the launch was yesterday, but there’s still plenty of mission left to experience so I really can’t recommend following @LizMSuckow enough. My grandfather used to tell me about watching the Moon Landing, and I was always kind of jealous that I wasn’t alive to see it myself. This feels pretty close, or at least as close as we’re going to get.

(via Liz Suckow)

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