It’s been 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 moon landing, but July 20, 1969, still looms large in the consciousness of a nation desperate for something — anything — to be proud of.
So why not celebrate that anniversary with this fresh as hell Google Doodle? Made “in partnership” with Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, the Doodle “will allow users to experience the journey to the Moon and back to Earth,” according to a Google statement.
Oh yeah. Bring on the experience that officially begins at 9 p.m. PT today!
Blast it off.
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But wait, there’s more!
“Space exploration continues to this day, with milestones such as the International Space Station and plans for a mission to Mars,” Google continues.
“Most recently, NASA’s Artemis program — named for Apollo’s sister in Greek mythology — aims to bring the first woman to the moon.”
Which is exciting! Putting a woman on the moon could inspire a generation to do more than see them aliens.
In the meantime, however, seeing them doodles will have to do.