The Apollo-Program was one of the most ambitious projects of the 20th century. But the moon landing was not only a big event for space travel, but also for Television. The live broadcast on July 20, 1969 broke many records for the attendance and the longest live broadcast. To remember this milestone in human history, we scanned and published this film about the moon landing made by NASA.
Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on July 21 at 02:56 UTC. Launched by a Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center in Merritt Island, Florida, on July 16, Apollo 11 was the fifth manned mission of NASA’s Apollo program.
Apollo 11 effectively ended the Space Race and fulfilled a national goal proposed in 1961 by the late US President John F. Kennedy in a speech before the United States Congress, “before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth.”