"Moon FTW IRL!" -- Apollo 11, As If They Had Twitter Then
You know what sucked about the moon landing? They didn't Twitter it.
Now, however, the problem is solved, thanks to the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston.
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At 8:54 a.m. June 27, they Twittered forth to friend and foe alike "Associated Press just released that Neil Armstrong will be first to walk on moon. Correct." (We'd like to have seen Buzz Aldrin's Twitter page at that moment, given his comically elaborate efforts to be Numero Uno.)
Latest tweet, as we write this: "Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has begun final countdown for Apollo 11 with first computer check of launch vehicle and spacecraft systems."
Future tweets, we can only assume, will include "OMG!! Initial burn OK!!" and links to pictures of Amy Winehouse stumbling around drunk. Or, if they're trying to keep it in the proper time period, Ann-Margret nip slips.
NASA, by the way, will be re-running capsule-ground communications as they happened here, starting with "launch minus two hours" at 6:32 a.m. Thursday.
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