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. Written by
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. Where were you?
Did You Know?
The amount of remaining fuel was called at "30 seconds" and then "20 seconds". In fact there was not call at 20 seconds, and by about then the Lunar Module had landed, though it is shown as still being well over 50 feet above the surface, and not landing for another 30 seconds. See more
Hold on I'm Coming
Written by Isaac Hayes
(as I. Hayes) & David Porter
(as S. Porter)
Performed by Sam & Dave
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products See more