Spacecraft Films put together this promo for a US space history DVD showing the Apollo 11 landing on the moon in 100 seconds.
The Apollo 11 astronauts carried the National Geographic Society flag with them on their journey to the moon. I just learned this while reading The Big Picture’s tribute to the 125th anniversary of National Geographic. I wonder why there isn’t a photo of it.
I’ve seen portions of this footage in documentaries here and there, but never in its entirety like this I don’t think. The launchpad engulfed in flames is both scary and exciting to see.
If you’re still reeling from the news of Neil Armstrong’s passing, you can remember him with this fantastic site called We Chose The Moon which replays the historic Apollo 11 space flight in its entirety in real time. The site includes audio transmission, photos, behind the scenes shots, and bubbles of information for you to [...]
Just learned from BuzzFeed that former President Richard Nixon’s speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to draft a letter to address the nation should the Apollo 11 astronauts (Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong) find themselves stranded on the lunar surface (or if they die while en-route).