If looking up at the night sky isn’t enough, here are some great ways to explore space from home, including a way to experience the Apollo 13 mission in real time, and backyard astronomy projects! From Universe Today
Apollo 13 in Real Time puts together audio recordings, video footage, transcripts, photographs and incredible details of this nail-biting mission, all available in one place. You can hear all the transmissions between the astronauts and Mission Control, as well as behind the scenes discussions and even some phone calls.
The website is the brainchild of Ben Feist, a contractor at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston. Feist did the same thing for the Apollo 11 anniversary last summer. His initial project was a real-time site for Apollo 17’s 45th anniversary in 2017.
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