Time says its AR depiction of Apollo 11 is the ‘most accurate’ yet

Time is joining Google in marking Apollo 11's 50th anniversary using augmented reality, although this one is decidedly different -- and may be particularly valuable if you're a history buff. The magazine has introduced a Landing on the Moon AR exper...

The latest Google Doodle celebrates the Apollo 11 anniversary

Google wouldn't let the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing go by without a Google Doodle. The company released its commemorative video Doodle today. The nearly five-minute animated clip follows Apollo 11 from launch, to the Moon and back,...

Google recreates Apollo 11’s command module with AR

The 50th anniversary of our first successful trip to the moon is fast approaching. And Google, which rarely shies away from marking a significant moment in history, has laid out some of the ways in which it'll celebrate the half-century since Apollo...

The Moon Landing Was Not a Hoax, but These Air Jordans Are

Apparently people were super excited about these Air Jordan 11 sneakers. You can see why. These awesome shoes sport a moon landing theme. They were supposedly created by Spanish shoe company sivasdescalzo and were set to debut on December 28. The problem is that the 28th is “el Dia de los Santos Inocentes” which is basically Spanish April Fools Day.

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Sadly, they’re a hoax. That’s too bad because these Air Jordans are a great design. They would have made a lot of money. However, all hope is not lost. The company mentions that there is a small possibility of making the design a reality in the future.

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That’s one small step for a man, one giant step for Spanish April Fools day.

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[via The Roosevelts via Fashionably Geek]

LEGO Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Concept: the Eagle Has Almost Landed

Last year, we checked out an awesome concept for a LEGO model of the Apollo 11 spacecraft and the Eagle Lunar Module. Here’s a great complementary concept from LEGO Ideas members saabfan and whatsuptoday – a model of the mission’s Saturn V rocket.

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They are proposing two variants for their set: a basic set and a deluxe set. Both variants have the exact same exterior, but the deluxe variant will have fuel tanks and the Eagle Lunar Module inside, which you’ll be able to access via a hatch on each of the rocket’s three stages. The deluxe variant will also have a more detailed stand. As far as I can tell both variants can be separated into its stages and will come with three astronaut minifigs.

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As of this writing the concept has garnered 8,886 votes with about 9 months left to go, so it’s safe to say that it’ll be reviewed by LEGO soon. Still, 8,886 is not equal to 10,000 so if you’d like to see the set become reality vote for it now on LEGO Ideas.

LEGO Apollo 11 Concept Set: One Giant Leap for Minifigs

LEGO Ideas member LuisPG pays homage to one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments with this well made concept. His Apollo 11 set consists of the Eagle Lunar Module, the Apollo spacecraft and minifigs of astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin.

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The set is made of 1,196 pieces. The Apollo spacecraft scale model even splits into the command module and the service module, just like the real thing.

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Land at LEGO Ideas to vote for LuisPG’s concept. If this ever gets made, I hope LEGO retains the lustrous metallic finish that’s on Luis’ models to preserve its realistic appearance.

China sending a probe to the moon next year to look for Moonbase Alpha

China to the Moon

State news agency Xinhua is reporting that China is planning to launch a probe to the moon in the second half of 2013. The Chang'e-3, named after the Chinese moon goddess, will deposit a lander and rover on our natural satellite to survey its bumpy surface. It'll launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan province and is a sign of the continuing ambition of the nation's space program -- after it deposited a crew on its Tiangong-1 space station two months ago.

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