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Google Arts & Culture: A Giant Leap for Mankind

Five decades ago, humans' first steps on the lunar surface marked a culmination of a fascination with the moon that stretched back centuries into human history. For anyone whose imagination is captured by the moon and space travel today, the Google Arts & Culture project A Giant Leap for Mankind provides an impressive amount of fodder. This project is the result of a collaboration between multiple institutions, including NASA, the Adler Planetarium, the National Archives, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, among others. Visitors to A Giant Leap for Mankind, which was created in celebration of the moon landing's 50th anniversary, can explore a wide array of highly visual digital exhibits about various aspects of humanity's missions to the moon. The project opens with a short montage of archival video footage of the first Apollo 11 moonwalk, followed by exhibits delving into the scientific and cultural events that led up to the Apollo missions. Further exhibits present what life in space was like for the astronauts, as well as what some of the technological challenges were, while others offer perspectives from popular culture and historical viewpoints, making this project a rich experience for all who visit the site.
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July 19th, 2019
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July 16th, 2019 at 11:04am
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July 17th, 2019 at 2:13pm
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