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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 09:38 PM

If you were a space age kid, you'll love this.

Like many of you, I was a space age kid. I remember watching the moon landing with my family. I’m glad my Dad was so enthusiastic about it all. It’s a great memory.

Today’s apps - 50 years later - are amazing. This one from Time magazine won’t disappoint you.

Link: Welcome to TIME Immersive's Apollo 11 'Landing on the Moon' Experience

From Time’s website:

“The Apollo 11 simulation on which you’re about to embark, which is the world’s most accurate 3-D re-creation of the moon landing, is the result of TIME’s partnership with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, as well as years of painstaking research by Industrial Light and Magic CCO John Knoll. Told in two chapters, Landing on the Moon allows you to witness Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s landing from three breathtaking points of view; in Chapter 2, you can explore the surface of the moon, walk to the foot of the lunar module, and watch within inches of Neil Armstrong’s space suit as he plants the flag.”

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Duncan Grant Jul 2019 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2019 #1
msongs Jul 2019 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Jul 2019 #3

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:01 PM

1. Cool!

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 10:08 PM

2. some claim an iPad or cell phone has more computer power than apollo 11 nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 20, 2019, 05:10 AM

3. True.

The computer power of Apollo 11 was laughable, compared to what we had not that many years later.

Our cell phones are computers. Just think about what you can do with yours. Okay, so we don't use them to calculate trajectories or stuff like that, but something as basic as texting, let alone checking your email, involves a LOT of computer power that simply didn't exist 50 years ago.

I am wanting to write a science fiction story about a person from our time (2019) who goes back to about 1990 and spends the rest of the story pissing and moaning about not being able to call anyone on a cell phone and no internet connection. Really.

When I read time travel stories (one of my absolutely favorite forms of science fiction, I will have you know) I think about that kind of thing all the time.

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