NASA live-tweeted the Apollo 11 launch to commemorate anniversary

FILE - In this July 16, 1969 file photo, Neil Armstrong waving in front, heads for the van that will take the crew to the rocket for launch to the moon at Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Fla. (AP Photo/File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Wednesday, July 16th is the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission launch. The mission best known as the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the moon.

July 16th, 1969 was a huge milestone in American history, and it was something people would have likely been buzzing (no pun intended) about on social media. There is only one problem…Twitter was still almost 40 years away from even existing. NASA is making up though for missing out on being able to share one of the biggest moment’s in this country’s history by live-tweeting as if the launch happened today.

Kennedy Space Center media team posted tweets and pictures before, during and after launch to give an inside view of the massive moment. Here is a sample of some of the tweets.

To find even more check out the account @NASAKennedy or search for the hashtag #Apollo11.

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