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    What an accomplishment! It’s still awe inspiring. At the time JFK made the proclamation to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth, the engineering wasn’t “there.” They, and the country, were challenged...and, we, amazingly, met that challenge. At one point during the Apollo program, 500,000 people were working on it. Amazing!

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    Didn't both Armstrong and Aldrin report back to NASA that they were seeing UFO'S and the tv feed got cut off for 2 minutes? then when the feed returned they were talking about getting samples from the moon surface.

    I've heard this story more than once, but not sure if it was just a fictitious rumor or actual fact?

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    I think due to stupidness on NASA's part they didn't master record a good part of the television signal.

    That's why the moon footage is so bad today --- what you are seeing today was recorded with a camera off a television at NASA.
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    They did, recently, find footage of Armstrong, Aldrin and the moon, recorded from the inside of the lunar module. Also recently discovered were hours upon hours of direct Apollo 11, and related, footage that had not been seen in almost 50 years. Great stuff.

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    Anyone who hasn't: RUN, don't walk, to the nearest theater showing 'Apollo 11' (in IMAX if you can!). Barring that, or even after that, go pick it up on Blu-ray.

    It is one of the best things you will ever see, and the closest thing to "being there" that you can experience. It's a documentary made up of all period footage and voices, showing the entire mission from pre-liftoff to splashdown. And a lot of the footage on the ground is the newly-found 65mm footage that has never been seen previously, and it's in amazing high resolution and color that looks like it was filmed yesterday. Absolutely incredible.

    To say that it's breathtaking, stunning, and emotionally exhilarating would be an understatement. I saw it in the theater and was blown away, and then I watched it again on Blu-ray a few days back.

    Highly, highly recommended. The best and final word on documentaries of the moon shot.

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    ^ It’s terrific and has been airing on CNN, with limited commercial interruption.

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    See post #3

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    Magical time that was.

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