We Choose The Moon is an interactive re-creation of the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon, inspired by John F. Kennedy’s grand vision. This four-day experience brought real-time details to life as never before. While many of the images, video and audio from the mission are a part of public domain, this is the first time they’ve been aggregated and organized to give viewers a “mission experience.” Since the four-day live event, the site has become a self-guided tour of the mission -- a tour that over 4.5 million people have taken to date.
The experience includes:
- More than 400 NASA images and 44 archival videos from NASA and The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum
- Over 100 hours of real-time transmissions between Apollo 11 and Mission Control in Houston
- Over 700 transmission excerpts tweeted out on Twitter exactly 40 years after they were said
- Information from 2,223 pages of declassified documents influence site’s authentic re-creation of the mission
- Four-day mission highlighting 11 “mission critical” events in beautiful 3D animation
Helped pitch and secure funding from AOL as The JFK Library is a non-profit. Once green-lit, I made daily phone calls with NASA, sifted through the 4-day audio transmission and sourced content from NASA and the JFK Library to become the team expert on the day-to-day events during the space mission. During the live event, I coordinated with AOL's technical team to insure the sync across the audio stream and the video animations were seamless.
We Choose the Moon was not only educational on a personal level, but I helped educate younger generations about an important historical event that was covered by news outlets around the world.