The Western Lines

December 6, 2009

MOONSHOT

Today on discovery Enterprise we are going to present Moonshot, a dramatisation of the early NASA moon missions. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer on July 20, 1969, just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon. Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signalled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America’s place at the forefront of human achievement. This is the story of the Apollo 11’s breathtaking mission from the perspective of the three very different and very strong personalities that made up its intrepid crew: Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins.
Moonshot
http://www.megavideo.com/v/FISSAL7Dee9766f101111739e99a5f877292ac9a
Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. I can't believe they were smoking everywhere. Technicians, wives, and the most healthy men the astronauts! I believe it was an error in the remaking.I miss a more technical image in this film.I don't believe the astronauts were so emmotional.I was there at taking off time, in Titusville, that morning.Athos Robinson

    Comment by Anonymous — December 10, 2009 @ 3:01 pm | Reply

  2. It was a different time Athos. Smoked filled rooms was commonplace in homes, restaurants, bars, workplaces, mission control, political backrooms, you name it.Today is much different and much healthier. I do miss those smoked filled rooms though but not very much.

    Comment by Anonymous — April 28, 2010 @ 2:11 pm | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: