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:: Apollo 11

The event of man first walking on the moon goes down in history as one of the most momentous occasions in history. It was a gripping and exciting time back in July 1969 when three American astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins made history on the Apollo 11 mission.

Famed astronomer Sir Patrick Moore pays tribute to this phenomenal undertaking and celebrates what has been described as the greatest adventure of all time. Through the painstaking reassembly of historic videotape, clips and sound archive, together with original NASA footage of the mission, viewers can look back with great memories with the great BBC footage.

The rare archival scenes capture the sights and sounds of the amazing event and should have viewers riveted - the suspense and the memorable words that were spoken. All these aspects remain fascinating to relive or to witness for the first time. The tension builds as the countdown starts at about six minutes, turning into excitement once the countdown hits ten. People can be heard cheering as the rocket takes off to its destination in a blaze of glory.

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar landing module and uttered the famous words, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” He had left his mark in world history forever.

DVD Extras

17 min episode from the program The Sky At Night in 1960
Sir Patrick Moore biography