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On July 20, 1969, man set foot on the moon for the first time aboard the Apollo 11 mission. Fifteen years after the United States and the then Soviet Union began a frantic race for control of space. It is a milestone in human history that deserves review and what better way to do it than through The best documentaries about the moon Available in flow.
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At about 10:56 p.m. on July 20, Neil Armstrong disembarked from the lunar module and uttered the historic phrase: “It’s a small step for a man, but a huge leap for mankind.” Later, Buzz Aldrin, while the third member of the crew, was supervising the work from orbit. A historical landmark depicted in these documentaries.
The First Man (2018)
first man It tells the story of the NASA mission that took the first man to the moon, in a story set between 1961 and 1969 and centered around the story of Neil Armstrong. It is a first-person novel, inspired by James R. Hansen’s novel, that explores the challenge this historic mission posed to Armstrong and the United States.
Apollo 11 (2019)
After the premiere of a documentary about Apollo 17, the last mission of the US lunar program, Todd Douglas Miller focused his work on Apollo 11. Although it is a documentary based entirely on archival material, it has the advantage of containing 70mm film that has been kept secret.
Apollo 11: Quarantine (2021)
Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, this 50-minute documentary presents an unpublished record from the National Archives and NASA in a 21-day quarantine that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins had to serve, given the risk of potentially bringing in some hazardous materials. from the moon. as in Apollo 11In this work, Miller makes available unpublished archival material.
The Last Man on the Moon (2016)
Astronaut Eugene Cernan tells the astonishing story of NASA’s moon landing and how being the last man to step on the moon on the 1972 Apollo 17 mission changed his life through a fascinating biography by filmmaker Mark Craig. Cernan, one of the three men sent twice to the natural satellite, relives memories of the eight years when competition and friendship gave life to the American moon program.
From the Earth to the Moon (1998)
It is a 12-episode documentary series that tells the story of the Apollo space program, from the presidential challenge that prompted it in 1961, through the tragedy of Apollo 1 in 1967, which almost ended the project early, to the flights of moles. Between 1969 and 1972 that marked its history.
Mercury 13 (2018)
Mercury 13 It is a documentary about the secret program of the same name, which aims to transport the first female astronaut into space. The initiative worked with 13 women from the aviation field who took the same tests as the men. However, none of them were considered for the lunar program. Among the Mercury 13 members were 13 Wally Funk, who in July 2021 became one of the first space tourists from Jeff Bezos’ company Blue Origin.