• Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins narrates an adorable Google Doodle

    1 month ago - By The Verge

    Like nearly everything else this weekend, Google's latest homepage Doodle is here to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, with an adorable animated video commemorating the historic occasion. But Google went the extra mile , recruiting Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins to narrate the video (it probably helps to be one of the world's biggest companies when trying to set these kinds of partnerships up.)
    The video is far longer than a usual Google Doodle, clocking in at close to five minutes, but it's worth it for Collins' narration, which summarizes the...
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  • Google used 107,000 solar panels to create a portrait of Apollo 11 pioneer Margaret Hamilton

    Google used 107,000 solar panels to create a portrait of Apollo 11 pioneer Margaret Hamilton

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    In celebration of the 50th anniversary of NASA's historic moon landing mission, Google built a massive portrait of Apollo 11 software lead Margaret Hamilton using only solar panels and the reflection of the moon. The impressive art installation, which was set up in the Ivanpah Solar Facility in the Mojave Desert, used a total of 107,000 solar mirrors to illustrate Hamilton. The portrait is bigger than New York City's Central Park spanning 3.6 square kilometers. When turned, the solar mirrors illuminate the face of Hamilton, along with an image of a moon drone. For those out of...
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  • Google celebrates Apollo 11 lunar landing with one of its best Search Doodles yet

    Google celebrates Apollo 11 lunar landing with one of its best Search Doodles yet

    1 month ago - By MobileSyrup

    In honour of Apollo 11 and the first lunar landing , which took place 50 years ago this week, Google has released one of its best search doodles to date. To view the doodle, which includes a video detailing the Apollo 11 mission, visit Google.com. The video accompanying the doodle, which is best viewed on a smartphone due to its portrait orientation, is narrated by Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins. Of the three astronauts who took part in Apollo 11, Collins is often forgotten next to Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. While Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the surface of the moon, Collins...
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  • NVIDIA recreates lunar landing with ray tracing to celebrate Apollo 11

    NVIDIA recreates lunar landing with ray tracing to celebrate Apollo 11

    1 month ago - By Windows Central

    NVIDIA created one of the world's most accurate renderings of the moon landing with ray tracing.
    Image credit: NVIDIA
    What you need to know
    NVIDIA created an incredibly accurate rendering of the moon landing using ray tracing.
    The project has taken five years to complete.
    Ray tracing allows rendering of light on each pixel of an image in real-time.
    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, NVIDIA created an incredibly accurate rendering of the moon landing using ray tracing technology. Ray tracing can render lighting on a variety of surfaces in real-time. NVIDIA shares...
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  • Moon Gift Guide: Best Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gifts

    Moon Gift Guide: Best Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Gifts

    1 month ago - By Geek

    The NASA 50 Year Anniversary Spaceman.
    On July 20, the country will mark the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing , one of mankind's most stunning achievements. Of course, a momentous occasion means there's a range of memorabilia and gifts available to help celebrate and commemorate NASA's amazing mission. Here, we round up some of the best moon landing-themed products to buy for the space fan in your life. From toys to footwear to novelty items, you will love these lunar goodies to the moon and back.
    Lego NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander

    Lego's NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Lander...
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  • Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

    Space research helps patients on Earth with low blood pressure condition

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Ever stand up too quickly and see stars? Fainting from low blood pressure can be dangerous for astronauts as well as for patients. With the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing approaching, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are publishing heart-related space research that helps us to understand the problem of low blood pressure.
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  • Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

    Celebrate Apollo 11's 50th Anniversary On The Moon In These Games

    1 month ago - By GameInformer

    In 1969, humankind took a giant leap by planting a flag on the surface of the moon. The human fascination with the moon has been strong throughout our history, and over the course of this week 50 years ago, we conquered the space rock with nothing but hundreds of years of science, a rocket ship, and a flag. To this day, only 12 people have walked on the surface of the moon, and we haven't returned to it since 1972. That is, real people haven't gone back. We, on the other hand, have reached the moon many times, all in virtual worlds. Here are 10 games to spend the 50th Anniversary of Apollo...
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  • Nvidia's RTX shows how Neil Armstrong would appear if Apollo 11 landed today

    Nvidia's RTX shows how Neil Armstrong would appear if Apollo 11 landed today

    1 month ago - By Digital Trends

    If the grainy images captured on the moon in 1969 by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were taken today, we now know what they'd look like, thanks to Nvidia, which used ray tracing technology to remaster these stunning shots.
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  • Lunar rocks debunk moon landing conspiracy theories

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Rocks collected from the moon 50 years ago and analyzed by an international team of scientists, including from the Australian National University , dispel any notion that the lunar landing was faked, an ANU expert says.
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  • NVIDIA revamps Moon landing recreation in time for Apollo 11's 50th

    1 month ago - By Engadget

    You knew NVIDIA couldn't resist reviving its GPU-based Apollo 11 recreation for the Moon landing's 50th anniversary. Sure enough, the tech firm has updated the demo to take advantage of its RTX ray tracing technology, allowing a more faithful rendit...
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  • Google Doodle Takes You On a Journey to the Moon and Back

    Google Doodle Takes You On a Journey to the Moon and Back

    1 month ago - By Geek

    Google celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing with a special Doodle
    Fifty years ago, NASA's Apollo 11 mission changed the world and the idea of what is possible.
    Twenty years ago, Google did the same.
    Now, the two mega organizations have teamed up to celebrate innovation, exploration, and history in one animated Doodle .
    The four-and-a-half-minute video (presented in portrait for easy smartphone viewing) takes you on a journey to the Moon and back, narrated by former astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.
    “After a big breakfast, our rocket lifted off in...
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  • Marsquakes rock and roll

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Fifty years after Apollo 11 astronauts deployed the first seismometer on the surface of the moon, NASA InSight's seismic experiment transmits data giving researchers the opportunity to compare marsquakes to moon and earthquakes.
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  • Astroneers Lunar Update has just landed on PC and Xbox One

    1 month ago - By N4G

    Astroneer, the accessible interplanetary survival sandbox played by more than 3 million space explorers to date, honors the Apollo 11 mission to the moon with the Lunar Update available now on PC and Xbox One.
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  • Google Celebrate Moon Landing's 50th with EPIC Google Doodle

    Google Celebrate Moon Landing's 50th with EPIC Google Doodle

    1 month ago - By Space

    Google is celebrating the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing with an epic doodle today , narrated by one of the astronauts who was there.
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  • Our Apollo-inspired dreams of living on the moon could still come true - CNET

    1 month ago - By CNET

    As Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped on the moon 50 years ago, we imagined a future lunar life filled with wingsuits and tourist cruisers.
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  • Astronauts less likely to faint on Earth if they exercise in space

    1 month ago - By Phys.org

    Nearly 50 years after man's first steps on the moon, researchers have discovered a way that may help astronauts spending prolonged time in space come back to Earth on more stable footing, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation.
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  • Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 19, 1969: Live TV from near the Moon

    Apollo 11 Flight Log, July 19, 1969: Live TV from near the Moon

    1 month ago - By Space

    On July 19, 1969, the third day of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing mission, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made their fourth TV broadcast of the flight. This time, from near the moon.
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  • Google celebrates Apollo 11's Margaret Hamilton in unique moonlit tribute

    Google celebrates Apollo 11's Margaret Hamilton in unique moonlit tribute

    1 month ago - By SlashGear

    The anniversary of the historic lunar landing has many talking about Apollo 11 again. There is no shortage of stories and anecdotes of the things that went right and those that could have gone wrong. But for the software engineers at Google, there was another figure working in the background to make the landing even possible. That was NASA's Margaret...
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  • Moon-Landing Hoax Still Lives On, 50 Years After Apollo 11. But Why?

    Moon-Landing Hoax Still Lives On, 50 Years After Apollo 11. But Why?

    1 month ago - By Space

    Five decades after the first moon landing, there are still people who think the whole thing never happened.
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