Google Doodle officially celebrates 50 years of launching its first manned mission to the Moon.
The mission that launched on July 16 was Apollo 11 under the command of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins as a command module pilot, and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. as a lunar module pilot.
For the celebration of half a century of human ‘invasion’ into space, Google is working with the United States Space Agency (NASA). They create a short video that tells the story of one of Apollo 11 astronaut, Michael Collins‘s trips to the Moon.
When you click Google Doodle on the main search page, a short video that displays the Apollo 11 mission will run.
In the video, Collins recounts the start of the rocket launch on Wednesday morning, July 16, until the landing of the Apollo 11 crew in the Pacific Ocean on July 24, 1969.
Apollo 11 arrived on the surface of the Moon on July 20, where Neil Armstrong took a small step. Then it became the first human to set foot on the Moon the next day.
It is known, Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the surface of the Moon. The place they explored was named Tranquility Base. Both of them also collected 21.5 kilograms of material found on the Moon to be studied on the Earth.
To repeat its success, NASA wants to send astronauts back to the Moon in 2024. NASA will also focus on serving commercial and commercial crew programs for its new mission to the Moon.
This is not the first time Google is celebrating the landing moment on Earth’s satellite. Previously, this giant tech made Google Doodle about Apollo 11 for the 40th anniversary in 2009.