Nvidia Uses Ray Tracing to Recreate Apollo 11 Moon Landing

NASA file image shows Neil Armstrong on the moon next to the Lunar Module Eagle

Vice President Mike Pence will travel Saturday to Florida to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

That knowledge was then combined with Nvidia's real-time ray tracing capabilities found on the RTX graphics cards to re-create the original scene in 1969, showing the sun's rays emerging from behind the lunar lander and how it is reflected off of the surface of the moon and partially absorbed by the spacesuits worn by the astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Aldrin told Trump he was disappointed that even more advancements have not been made in space over the past decade.

It is a theme he had touched upon earlier this month in a tweet, and this time drew on the support of the two former astronauts, who are taking part in celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of their mission, to make his case to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine.

The events include a reflection on the launch where astronauts Buzz and Collins will discuss their journey in a question-answer session, a World Record Model Rocket launch attempt, a three-day seminar and exhibition on NASA's newest innovations and technologies, a telecast of the Apollo heroes.

The university said it is collaborating with UK, European, US and Russian lunar projects and is also in discussions with Chinese "space players".

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"To get to Mars, you have to land on the Moon, they say", said Trump, without looking convinced.

Trump asked Bridenstine to take account of Aldrin's concerns.

Trump turned to Bridenstine and asked him, "How do you feel about that, Jim?" What have we learned and what's the future of NASA?

"Mars direct", said the 88-year-old, without hesitating.

The OU has conducted research into water on the moon in the last 10 years by analysing rocks returned to Earth from Apollo missions in the 1960s and 1970s.

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