This feature-length film, was released in 1970, details the coverage around the first manned landing on the moon in July of 1969.
The activities of the astronauts pre-launch, as well as the launch sequence and the travel to the moon and landing itself are covered. The film also provides a glimpse into the historical and cultural events and vibe of the time.
Slightly hokey, in that fantastically early ’70s way, there’s still a wealth of historical footage sure to satisfy any space buff.
The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth.
This film details the comprehensive coverage surrounding the July 1969 launch of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon.
The film details activities of both the astronauts and mission control during pre-launch and launch sequences, daily activities aboard the spacecraft and the moonwalk, and provides a view of the historical and cultural events of the time. The footage includes clips from science fiction television shows such as “Flash Gordon” and “Buck Rogers,” as well as a lengthy segment on American rocket pioneer Robert Goddard.
The film also explores some of the critical preliminary stages of the Apollo program, including medical testing of the human body in space conditions, as well as the assembly and testing of space suits as worn by the astronauts.