Sunday, June 23, 2019

"Apollo 11": 70 mm reconstruction of real footage from the first moonwalk


Apollo 11”, directed by Todd Douglas Miller, is a film that recreates the event that put man on the Moon on July 20, 1969, from archival footage only, some of the film in 70mm.


The film was released theatrically by Neon on March 1, 2019 and shown on CNN on Sunday, June 23, 2019 by CNN Films. Universal Pictures released the DVD.


The astronauts wore what amounts to Holter monitors underneath their spacesuits, mostly on the lower ribcages, that transmitted vital signs that were reported on the flight. 

July 20, 1969 was a Sunday. The mission took from July 16 (Wed AM) to July 24.  The achievement marked a major change in attitude toward technology as an instrument of freedom. Stonewall had occurred just three weeks before.

Picture: from NASA Virginia Air and Space Museum in Hampton VA at Langley, Aug. 2012 visit. 

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