That moment was extraordinary for all who watched it, but with the launch of the “Apollo’s Moon Shot” augmented reality app today, the Smithsonian Channel is betting it can bring new audiences closer to the experience of the landing than the original footage ever could.
Using this app places you in the middle of the moon mission: Launch your own Saturn V rocket, sit inside the Lunar Command Module of Apollo 11, and step through a portal to explore the lunar landscape with several exciting AR features. You can take a selfie on the Moon, suited up in the authentic Apollo 11 spacesuit and share with friends on social media platforms.
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