It’s amazing how much Apollo Eleven’s legendary mission to the moon continues to capture the imagination of people.

For those of us who weren’t quite born — or were too young to remember — it’s hard to imagine what it must have been like to follow the Lunar mission from the TV and radio coverage on Earth.

Twitter may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the idea of tweeting the progress of the mission in real time is simply brilliant.

That’s just what @apolloeleven is broadcasting: a stream of tweets that replicates communication between Mission Control and the commander module in real-time on the 40th anniversary of the event.

It’s a great application of Twitter; I just love the way technology like that can be applied to bring historical events to life.