Friday, July 17, 2009

Twitter: British Monarchy

This has got to be historic. Twitter: British Monarchy has the official Twitter stream for the British Monarchy, featuring news and updates about Royal events.

If only King John had had Twitter. Maybe good PR would have prevented the Magna Carta...

Monday, July 13, 2009

Apollo 11: Why the Moon Still Matters

3 Yes, this is my second post in a row about the Apollo Moon Landings. However, it is the fortieth anniverary of the first of them. And, is this not the most historic event in human history? We actually went to the Moon! When are we going to go back?

Apollo 11: Why the Moon Still Matters - In 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Forty years later, New Scientist writers look at the impact the Apollo landings had, and the future of lunar exploration.

From the site:

On 20 July 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed two men on the moon. Just three years and five more crewed missions later, our visits came to an end. Yet the scientific legacy of the Apollo programme has been profound. Here we report on how it gave us a new understanding of the universe and how Neil Armstrong's "small step" opened a new chapter in history that continues to unfold today.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

We Choose the Moon

We Choose the Moon - This is an Interactive web site recreating the historic Apollo 11 mission in real time. Listen to the live transmissions between the astronauts and Mission Control, follow the mission on Twitter, and view archived Apollo 11 photos and video.