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.



2 Responses to “MOONSHOT”

  1. 1 Anonymous December 10, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    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

  2. 2 Anonymous April 28, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    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.

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