Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Collins prepare for the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
Did You Know?
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
Theme to 'The Great Escape'
Written by Elmer Bernstein
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