By Carmela Martinez
Google celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing with a new interactive Google doodle on its search page on Friday, July 19.
Like all other Google Doodles, it had the distinct letters spelled ‘Google’ in the background with the helmet of an astronaut setting foot on the moon and the faraway earth serving as the ‘oo’ in ‘Google’.
It also had a play button on the bottom right side.
Once the user clicked it, it would play an animated video about the moon landing which started on July 16, 1969.
The story was narrated by Mike Collins one of the astronauts on Apollo 11.
Michael Collins, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were the three astronauts who embarked on a mission for a man to set foot on the moon for the first time.
During the mission, Collins remained in orbit in a command module that would take them back home.
Meanwhile, Aldrin and Armstrong went to complete the mission, set foot on the moon, and erected an American flag on the moon.
According to space.com, Apollo 11 was the product of the efforts of more than 400,000 people, and about 600 million people around the world watched as it transpired.
They landed on the moon on July 20 and made it back to Earth on July 24.