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Explore the MOON in incredible 3D map: Interactive module follows footsteps...

• By TERRI-ANN WILLIAMS and JOE PINKSTONE

A stunning interactive 3D map revealing the hidden details of the Apollo moon landings has been released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. 

Users can visualise exactly where Neil Armstrong, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin were when they, along with Michael Collins, orchestrated one of the most incredible feats in the history of humankind when their Eagle lander touched down on July 20 1969.

Roughly 600 million people are thought to have tuned in to the live broadcast of Apollo 11 and now the grainy television sets can be replaced with the new map.

The graphic, developed by Esri UK, using data from Nasa, allows users to follow the different routes taken by Apollonauts from all the successful missions of the programme, which took a total of 12 men to the lunar surface.  

At each landing site the location of the landing modules, moon buggies, reflectors and experimental equipment are all pinpointed.

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