Kottke’s Annual Apollo 11 Rebroadcast Reminder

Jason Kottke’s live rebroadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing has become one of my favorite annual Internet traditions, since 2009.

The central conceit is “you can watch the original CBS News coverage of Walter Cronkite reporting on the Moon landing and the first Moon walk, synced to the present-day time” to get a sense for how someone 40 years ago might experience the same news event.

Schedule of Events

Moon landing broacast start: 4:10:30 pm EDT on July 20
Moon landing shown: 4:17:40 pm EDT
Moon landing broadcast end: 4:20:15 pm EDT
Moon walk broadcast start: 10:51:27 pm EDT
First step on Moon: 10:56:15 pm EDT
Nixon speaks to the Eagle crew: approx 11:51:30 pm EDT
Moon walk broadcast end: 12:00:30 pm EDT on July 21

Enjoy, it’s totally worth it.

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