Man's landing on the moon was our greatest technological achievement. The Apollo 11 mission was truly the stuff of dreams. For the first time, our species walked on another celestial body. Even more remarkable was their ability to make it back. This is the story of the July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 moon landing. Drama with digitally remastered original footage. Written by
Did You Know?
When this movie was first aired on the History Channel (US), the moment when the character of Neil Armstrong
puts his foot on the moon was timed to within a minute of the 40th anniversary of Armstrong actually stepping on the moon. See more
The command module in the movie showed an elaborate digital display. It appeared to be made up of seven segment green LED digits. Although green LEDs had been invented before 1969, they were only first commercialized in 1968. They were extremely inefficient and had not been invented yet in a 7-segment configuration. Furthermore, the command module did not have the logic available on board to drive a digital clock. Nixie tubes were more common in the day, but they would have drawn too much power to be practical. See more