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.
Jean-Marc Rocher <email@example.com>
On July 20, 1969, the whole world stopped. Where were you?
Did You Know?
When Armstrong and Aldrin descend the ladder to the moon's surface, their steps make a pinging sound on the rungs. No sound can be carried on the moon due to it's lack of air. See more
Written by Tommy James
(as T. James), Bobby Bloom
(as R. Bloom), Ritchie Cordell
(as R. Cordell) and Bo Gentry
(as B. Gentry)
Performed by Tommy James
& Tommy James & The Shondells
Courtesy of Rhino Records by arrangement with
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