Choosing difficulty (one for the space nerds)

The Moon

If you’re a space nerd, you’re going to love What is it, you ask? is an interactive experience recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in real time. Once where only three men made the trip, now millions can. Live event begins 9:32 AM EDT July 16, 2009. Exactly 40 years after Apollo 11 lifted off.

The site is a very nicely done experience, complete with a widget to track the (re)launch.

And if you’ve never seen John Kennedy’s Rice University speech which kicked off the race to the moon, you really should take a few minutes to listen, read, or watch. Amazing. I still get goosebumps every time he says “We choose to go to the moon not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.”