Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins prepare for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins prepare for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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Just prior to the lunar landing, the command module Columbia is shown emerging from behind the moon far ahead of the lunar module Eagle. At this point, Eagle had dropped into a lower orbit, which increased its speed and placed it well over a hundred miles in front of Columbia. The show is partly correct, in that Mike Collins, in Columbia, was able to communicate with Earth before Armstrong and Aldrin, due to his higher orbit bringing him above the horizon first. See more »

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Let's Go
Performed by The Routers
Written by Robert Duncan and Lanny Duncan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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The story of Apollo 11 we all know, but done better than ever
10 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What else is there to be said about Apollo 11? We all know the details backward and forward. This episode still have some good reveals, though, which make it an excellent contribution to the series as a whole. The "drama" created by Aldrin in regards to which astronaut would step on the Moon first is interesting, in light of his latter-day issues with depression, etc. You wonder how much of it goes back to an inferiority complex clearly outlined in this episode. That's not a criticism of Aldrin, either: No one remembers the second guy as fondly as the first guy. To achieve such heights (pun not intended) and to be overlooked for it is tough to endure. Bryan Cranston clearly shows his acting chops years before his fame would come with _Breaking Bad_. Also, the portrayals of Michael Collins and Neil Armstrong are also impressive here, as the episode covers familiar Armstrong territory while also giving Collins some much-deserved attention. In a sense, this episode is both the emotional and historical peak of the series, and it had to be perfect. Job well done by the writers and producers for this entry in the series!


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