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A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.

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Self - Mission Commander (archiveFootage)
Self - Command Module Pilot (archiveFootage)
Self - Lunar Module Pilot (archiveFootage) (as Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin)
Self - Director of Flight Crew Operations (archiveFootage)
Clifford E. Charlesworth ...
Self - Flight Director Green Team (archiveFootage)
Self - Capsule Commuicator (CAPCOM) Green Team (archiveFootage) (as Bruce McCandless)
H. David Reed ...
Self - Flight Dynamics Officer (FIDO) Green Team (as Dave Reed)
Self - Capsule Communicator (CAPCOM) White Team (archiveFootage)
Gene Kranz ...
Self - Flight Director White Team (archiveFootage)
Bill Anders ...
Self - Backup Command Module Pilot
Self - Backup Commander (archiveFootage)
Self - President of the United States of America (archiveFootage)
Self (archiveFootage)
Patricia Mary Finnegan ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Andy Aldrin ...
Self (archiveFootage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joan Ann Archer ...
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Joann Morgan ...
Self - Aerospace Engineer in Firing Room (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Self (uncredited) (archiveFootage)

Directed by

Todd Douglas Miller

Produced by

Josh Braun ... executive producer
Amy Entelis ... executive producer
Alexandra Hannibal ... consulting producer
Evan Krauss ... producer (produced by)
Todd Douglas Miller ... producer (produced by)
Thomas Petersen ... producer (produced by) (as Thomas Baxley Petersen)
Tom Quinn ... executive producer
Courtney Sexton ... executive producer
Stephen Slater ... archive producer

Music by

Matt Morton

Cinematography by

Buzz Aldrin
Bob Bird
Jerry Bray
Michael Collins
Adam Holender

Film Editing by

Todd Douglas Miller

Editorial Department

Chip Bartlett ... additional post-production supervision: IMAX Version
Kevin Allen Caby ... on-line editor
Will Cox ... digital intermediate colorist (as William Junkin Cox II)
Soheil Khoshab ... film scanner
Hannah Macdonald ... Digital Intermediate Producer (as Hannah MacDonald)
Sandy Patch ... digital intermediate technical supervisor
Caitlin Tartaro ... digital intermediate producer

Sound Department

Brian Eimer ... re-recording mixer
Nathan Hasz ... commentary voice-over engineer
Eric Milano ... re-recording mixer / sound designer

Visual Effects by

Kevin Allen Caby ... additional visual effects
Ben Kiviat ... visual effects artist
Ryan D. Romero ... digital artist: IMAX Version

Music Department

Matt Morton ... music mixer / music recordist / orchestrator
Nick Moss ... musician: clarinet
Alan Umstead ... concertmaster / orchestra contractor

Additional Crew

Josephine Dongbang ... production counsel
Ivy Donnell ... film inspection and preservation
Diane Howard ... publicist
Kevin Orszak ... Legal
Robert Pearlman ... historical consultant
Steve Quinlan ... lead film scanner


Buzz Aldrin ... thanks
Carleigh Featherstone ... thanks
Leslie Feist ... thanks
Kenzo Krauss ... thanks
Kimberley Nash ... thanks

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Plot Summary

On its fiftieth anniversary, the events surrounding the actual Apollo 11 space mission are presented solely using archival footage and still photographs of or associated with the mission. The events span from the eleventh hour preparations for the launch to shortly after the safe touchdown of the capsule with its three astronauts back on Earth. The mission is historic as the first time humans had stepped on the surface of the Earth's moon. It arguably made household names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as the first and second to walk on the moon, and slightly less so for the third astronaut, Michael Collins, who remained inside the capsule at the time. It was arguably the most dangerous space mission at the time in part to the astronauts leaving the safety of the capsule. Written by Huggo

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Apollo 11: First Steps (United States)
  • Apolo 11 (Spain)
  • Apollo 11. Primeros pasos (Spain, Spanish title)
  • 阿波羅11號 (Taiwan)
  • Аполлон-11 (Russia)
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  • 93 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,607,040, 03 Mar 2019
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $15,342,353

Did You Know?

Trivia Several of the recordings captured by the astronauts during the mission are featured in this documentary. These recordings by Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins earned them honorary memberships in the American Society of Cinematographers. See more »
Goofs The incident involving Buzz Aldrin's bio-med sensors going out, leading him to crack wise, saying, "I promise I will let you know if I stop breathing," occurred during the return voyage, on day 8 of the mission, but is depicted (at approx 48 minutes into the film) as happening during the approach to the moon before the separation of the command and lunar modules. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Top 10 Best Movies of 2019 (So Far) (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Mother Country See more »
Quotes Neil Armstrong: One small step for man... one giant leap for mankind.
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