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Ever wonder how it would feel to be in control of a space shuttle? Or to follow its journey across the universe? Well, you're in luck today! To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing, the John F. Kennedy presidential library & museum decided to celebrate with a bang, a cosmic bang!
In order to create a website worth bearing the name Apollo 11, the John F. Kennedy presidential library & museum had the tough decision to choose which agency would create the masterpiece. First they went to see the Martin Agency to take over the project, and finally they chose Domani Studio, located in New York to create the next lunar masterpiece.
The website is a real-time recreation of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon. It includes audio transmissions, 3d animation and detailed information representing each step of the successful lunar landing.
From Domani Sudio:
<<The site went live on July 16, 2009 at 8:02 a.m. with the rocket taking off at 9:32 a.m. - exactly 40 years to the minute after the historic launch. For 4 days the site relived Apollo 11's lunar mission, minute by minute, in real time - leveraging almost 110 hours of Apollo 11 audio transmissions, full screen 3D animations, and live twitter feeds in the voice of the astronauts.>>
<<Happily the site launched smoothly just as the Apollo 11 rocket had 40 years earlier, receiving over 3 million unique visits during the first 3 weeks and was featured in nearly every major news outlet including live coverage on CNN's video wall.>>
To celebrate the success of the Apollo 11 website, the FWA rewarded the team with the prestigious award Website of the year for 2009. It's now time to get inspired, up into your space suit, buckle up and lift off! Huston we have a success!