There is an abundance of Apollo 11 50th Aniversary activities flooding the internet at the moment. Here below are a few that I find interesting and perhaps you have not found them yet. Hopefully, you can access most of them no matter what country you are in while reading this write up.
Share your Apollo 11 Story with NASA a call out to the world
One that resonated with me is the NASA call out for oral recordings of peoples personal memories of the moon landing in 1969. This call runs up to December 31st 2019. It is easy to do and there is a list of questions to address in your recording that helps to structure your audio. The questions help to build a picture of the impact of the first moon landing on peoples lives. A few weeks ago I recorded my four minutes worth and sent it in. It felt good to do it, some of the recordings made by people are up already. Do your bit for the Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Click here to Share your Apollo History.
BBC World Service Podcasts TV Radio and Online
The BBC World Service has a series of podcasts available. You can access them via the BBC iPlayer app or online in the link below. My particular favourite is the interview with Michael Collins. The world knows the stories of both Neil Armstrong and @TheRealBuzz during the moon landing, but the third crew member @AstroMCollins played a vital role in the mission’s success. Episode of 7 #13MinutestotheMoon is out now: https://t.co/VzUUdxUuv3
BBC also have a huge array of programs on TV, Radio and Online here BBC Apollo 50th coverage BBC Media Center
Yours truly has an article in the upcoming August issue of the BBC Sky at Night Magazine. It’s an Explainer article aimed at getting people started in drawing the moon. Am also very pleased indeed to have two Apollo Drawing Workshops on July 19th for Sligo Libraries. Enjoy all the wonderful media, 50 years is a long time. Let’s hope we have another Moon landing and perhaps Mars before the next 50 years are up.
Another interesting article here by James Kurzynsky