"I'm at the foot of the ladder," Neil Armstrong said in July 1969, as he prepared to step onto the #moon
, the first human being to ever do so. "The [lunar module] footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine grained, as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. Down there, it's very fine. I'm going to step off the LEM now." Fifty years after the #Apollo11
moon landing, we're launching TIME Immersive, an augmented reality and virtual reality app, to showcase our new AR and VR projects. Landing on the Moon, the first project available, allows viewers to experience a scientifically and historically accurate cinematic recreation of the #moonlanding
in photo-real 3D. This experience is co-produced by TIME, John Knoll of Industrial Light & Magic (@ilmfx)
, the @airandspacemuseum
, Trigger and @thisisryot
. It is also available on the Yahoo News app, in partnership with the Yahoo News XR Program. The project is sponsored by @jimmydean
. For the full experience, download the app at the link in bio.