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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 <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. Where were you?


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Written by Joe South (as J. South)
Performed by Deep Purple
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc./EMI Records UK
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Apollo 11 The Movie - Family Channel 1996
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The movie is very well done with a combination of period music as well as integrated actual footage. It shows the interactions of the entire crew, astronauts and ground crew and family in a nicely done way. You MUST see it. I did record the movie at the time it aired on VHS tape. Tho many do not know this, it actually was created on a video tape which was not available to the general public. I have a copy of it. It is marked NOT FOR SALE FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY - FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. I quit breathing when it was found fearing my poor VHS copy would be all that ever existed of it. I search but have never found a DVD of it. I intend to make my own. You really should see it. The music was matched very nicely to each segment. And the closing music by Alvin Lee and Ten Years After couldn't have been more appropriate. Watch this one with the whole family so they can appreciate one of the major milestones of human history as man first set foot on the moon. As far as I'm concerned, it is the best movie of 1996.


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