Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly as possible, though they knew that pushing too hard could lead to the ultimate disaster. This film recreates the tensions that were felt not only by the three astronauts, Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins, but also by their families and by the teams of technicians training to deal with anything that could go wrong.
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. Where were you?
Did You Know?
During the launch sequence, the third stage is shown separating from the second stage (actually an oft-used piece of film from the unmanned Apollo 4 mission), but after this, we are shown the first stage falling away - an action which would have taken place before the third stage separation. See more
Written by Tommy James
(as T. James), Bobby Bloom
(as R. Bloom), Ritchie Cordell
(as R. Cordell) and Bo Gentry
(as B. Gentry)
Performed by Tommy James
& Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Records by arrangement with
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