Today on Far Future Horizons we present Moonshot, a dramatisation of the events leading up to the landing of Apollo 11 on the surface of the Moon on July 20th , 1969.
"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 45 years ago on July 20, 1969, just after stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle to become the first human ever to walk on the moon.
Back home on Earth (240,000 miles away) more than a billion people were listening to the broadcast. One of the most chronicled events in human history, the moon landing signalled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place at the forefront of human achievement. This is the story of the Apollo 11's breathtaking mission from the perspective of the three very different and very strong personalities that made up its intrepid crew: Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins.
Buy Moonshot from the History Channel's online store and relive the breathtaking voyage of Apollo 11 and the first manned landing on the Moon as Moonshot takes viewers aboard the rocket and on its eight-day round trip to outer space for a close-up look at one of the most stunning and courageous personal and technological achievements of man.