50-years ago Apollo 11 landed on the moon as the world watched. On the anniversary, we’re going back again. USA TODAY’s updated 321 Launch app will feature an augmented reality journey in real-time as our space experts from Florida Today will guide you through this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
On July 16th the live broadcast will kick-off, giving you the opportunity to watch the AR Saturn V lift off from any flat surface, as an animated hologram shows you what the actual rocket was doing the minute it happened. Then, follow the thrill over 8-days as you experience the excitement of launch, reaching the moon, and returning safely home. Video and live commentary keep you informed and guided through every nail-biting moment of the mission from anywhere in the world.
Also, check out our launch simulation as space experts guide you through an interactive rocket assembly, readying the launch-pad, and blasting off towards the exosphere, before separation and re-entry. You control the mission in this interactive AR experience, and learn what it takes to launch a rocket from Kennedy Space Center.
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