Apollo 11

Apollo 11

DVD - 2019
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From director Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event 50 years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, the film takes viewers straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission, the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Edition: Widescreen.
Copyright Date: ©2019
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm
Alternative Title: Apollo Eleven [dvd]

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🌖 The story of what is probably the high water mark of Western civilization. Enjoy the ride down, it's going to be bumpy!

IndyPL_MontoyaB Jul 23, 2020

Brilliant documentary detailing the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

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Walter724
Mar 07, 2020

This movie was slow. Perhaps I would have enjoyed it more if I was more interested in space.

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MT60
Jan 23, 2020

Even for a Mercury-Gemini-Apollo nut like I am, this was new and mind-blowing. Constructed from outrageously detailed 65mm footage never before assembled. Loved the footage of mission control during the flight, especially clips of astronauts Charles Duke and Bruce McCandless who served as capsule communicators for this flight. Interesting surprise at about 1 hour 16 minute mark when on their way back to earth the Apollo 11 astronauts played a tape of my favorite under-appreciated songwriter, John Stewart (of Kingston Trio fame). The song is called "Mother Country".

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ElspethG
Dec 06, 2019

To be honest, it was interesting, par for the period. However. we've been spoiled by thd likes of Apollo 13 and the Martian.

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atfrancis
Nov 16, 2019

A stunning recounting of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Amazing to think
they had such advanced computer technology in the 1960s.

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danomcd
Aug 27, 2019

Very interesting from a documentary perspective. The number of pictures, video and audio logs really helps you set the picture of the time and the technology back then.

SnoIsleLib_BrianH Aug 14, 2019

A chance to relive or experience for the first time the lunar landing and moon walk with a timeline effectively pieced together to make you feel you've seen the complete event start to finish. An effective background score to heighten the tension just enough to make you feel the tenseness of the mission. https://open.spotify.com/album/0Ck9i5FzBL19lNke88zDYw

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PatAttack15
Aug 08, 2019

I loved seeing archival footage from the Stanley Kubrick classic.

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SAPL454
Aug 08, 2019

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A great space odyssey!

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jimg2000
Aug 06, 2019

the film seems to want viewers know about the heart rates of the astronauts in different stages of the flight. I too was surprised how much Armstrong's pulse rate was affected -- stress and anxiety? All three astronauts were born in 1930, so same age and under 40 years old in 1969:

We have some heart rates for Neil Armstrong during that powered descent to the lunar surface. At the time the burn was initiated, Armstrong's heart rate was 110. At touchdown on the lunar surface he had a heart rate of 156, and the heart rate is now in the 90s.

And:

We have a report on the launch heart rates now from the flight surgeon. Commander Neil Armstrong, 110; Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, 99; Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, 88.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2019

Want more? Check out NASA's extensive Apollo 11 archives:
https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11trans.html
===

Okay all flight controllers, Go/No Go for landing.
RETRO. (Retrofire Officer in control of retrorocket, short for retrograde rocket, a small auxiliary rocket fired in the direction of travel to slow the craft down when landing on the surface of the moon)
- Go.
FIDO. (Flight Dynamics Officer responsible for the flight path of the space vehicle)
- Go.
GUIDANCE.
- Go.
CONTROL.
- Go.
TELCOM.
- Go.
GNC. (Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems Engineer)
- Go.
EECOM. (Electrical, Environmental, and Consumables Management -- monitored cryogenic levels, and cabin cooling/pressure systems; electrical distribution systems)
- Go.
Surgeon.
- Go.
CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator - communicated with the astronauts,) we're go for landing. Houston, you're go for landing.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2019

The wrenching computer alerts (dramatized in the First Man extras:)

Program alert.
-It's a 1202.
1202 alarm.
- 1202.
What's that?
-1202 alarm. It's executive overflow. If it does not occur again, we're fine.
It has not occurred again.
--Okay, we're go, continue. Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.
-We're go.
Roger, we got you, we're go on that alarm.
--Roger.
Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a 16/68 up.
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CAPCOM, we're go for landing.
--Houston, you're go for landing, over.
-Roger, understand, go for landing, 3,000 feet. Program alarm. 1201.
--- 1201.
--- 1201 alarm.
Same type, we're go, Flight. We're go.

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(From the actual NASA transcript P175:

LMP: Houston, you're looking at our DELTA-H Program alarm.

CDR: 1202; 1202.

CDR: What is it?

LMP: That's in core...

CDR: Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.

LMP: Roger. Okay, looks like about 820. Roger. Copy. 6 foot... Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a16/68 up.
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