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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)

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