Credit: Feist/Apollo 11 in Real Time

 

A unique multimedia website has been launched, one that plays the entire Apollo 11 mission in real time.

Included are 2,000 photographs, 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio, 240 hours of space-to-ground audio, all onboard recorder audio, 15,000 searchable utterances, post-mission commentary, and astromaterials sample data.

The website is the most complete presentation of the mission’s historical film footage ever assembled, explains Ben Feist of NASA JSC/Jacobs-JETS.

Feist, along with archivist, Stephen Slater, produced the website that contains all of the 16mm film that was scanned for the recent film, Apollo 11.

Much of this silent film has had sound added to it for the first time, Feist adds, painstakingly lip synced with restored mission control audio that has been digitized.

Ben Feist, software engineer and historian at NASA JSC and Goddard with Gene Kranz, retired NASA Flight Director and manager. Credit: Ben Feist

The 240-hour cut

The centerpiece of the website is 11,000 hours of Mission Control audio that has been synced to mission time. For any moment in the mission, visitors can open a panel that exposes 50 channels of audio covering every controller position in Mission Control and several other communication loops.

“It’s pretty much guaranteed that visitors will see things that they’ve never seen before,” Feist explains. “All footage is included, not just the popular stuff during landing that has been used over and over. We’ve been jokingly saying that apolloinrealtime.org is the 240-hour cut of the Apollo 11 film. It’s the whole thing.”

To access this invaluable website, go to:

https://apolloinrealtime.org/11

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