All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

NASA Film: The Flight of Apollo 11


Monday, August 27, 2012

On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and landed on the Moon July 20th. On July 21st, Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon. This NASA film, The Flight of Apollo 11: Eagle Has Landed, uses television, motion pictures, and still photographs to depict the principal events of the mission, from the launch through the recovery of astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins on July 24th, including being greeted by President Nixon. An audio excerpt from President Nixon's remarks of August 4, 1969, was included, as well as Neil Armstrong's transmissions from the Moon.

Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 2:36pm (ET)

Related Events

Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences
Saturday, July 17, 2010     

Andrew Chaikin, author of "Voices from the Moon," talks about the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place over forty years ago on July 20, 1969. Mr. Chaikin, speaking at NASA’s Ames Research Center in California, also shows photos of the Apollo 11 mission and took questions from the audience.

AHTV: The Apollo Legacy
Saturday, April 17, 2010     

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the first moon landing, a group of Apollo astronauts have gathered to share their thoughts about that historic day. They discuss the legacy of NASA’s Apollo program and the future of space exploration. The Newseum hosted the panel discussion.

40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission
Saturday, July 17, 2010     

NASA commemorated the fortieth anniversary of the moon landing with the three-man crew of Apollo 11. Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin shared their thoughts and experiences of that historic day and the future of space exploration.

Lectures in History: 1960s & 1970s Popular Music and Feminism
Thursday     

Indiana University professor Michael McGerr discusses feminism and its impact on popular music in the 1960s and ‘70s. The class is part of a course called “Rock, Hip Hop and Revolution: Popular Music in the Making of Modern America, 1940 to the Present.” Please note this program contains language and images some viewers might find offensive. 

Lectures in History: Civil Rights & the “War on Poverty”
Monday     

Oregon State University professor Marisa Chappell discusses the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and the anti-poverty and entitlement programs that were part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” She also details the societal attitudes toward impoverished minorities at the time, focusing on the challenges faced by single mothers. 

Lectures in History: Remembering the Civil War
Monday     

Central Connecticut State University professor Robert Wolff and his class examine how the memory of the Civil War has changed from its 50th and 100th anniversaries to the present. 

Lectures in History: Comparing the Reconstruction & Civil Rights Eras
Monday     

College of William & Mary professor Melvin Ely and his students compare the Reconstruction and Civil Rights eras, exploring many of the similarities and differences between the post-Civil War South and what Professor Ely calls "The Second Reconstruction" of the 1960s. This class is part of a course called “African American History from Emancipation to the Present.”

The Presidency: How Presidents Make Decisions
Sunday     

How do presidents make important decisions – whether it’s firing cabinet officials or going to war? Hear about their decision-making process from former chiefs of staff and advisers to presidents Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. The panelists also detailed their own relationships with the presidents they served, and discussed their time in the White House. The Panetta Institute for Public Policy hosted this event. Former Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta, moderated the discussion. 

Roosevelt’s Role in Preparing for D-Day
Sunday     

Author Nigel Hamilton discusses President Roosevelt’s role in preparing the allied forces for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He argues that Roosevelt, by pushing for earlier military operations such as the North African campaign, ensured that the allied forces would be combat-hardened and prepared for D-Day. Hamilton is the author of a new book, "The Mantle of Command: FDR at War, 1941-1942." The Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum hosted this event. 

Reel America: LBJ’s 1964 Acceptance Speech
Sunday     

Fifty years ago, on August  27, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson accepted his party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  He outlined the goals of what he called the "Great Society.” Less than a year earlier, LBJ had been sworn in to office following President Kennedy’s assassination. He went on to win the general election against Republican Senator Barry Goldwater.

Share This Event Via Social Media

Related Resources

C-SPAN on Facebook (late 2012)