Apollo 11

Apollo 11

DVD - 2019
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"A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilots Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins"--From www.imdb.com.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2019]
Copyright Date: ©2019
Branch Call Number: DVD 629.454 APO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in.
digital,optical,surround,Dolby 5.1
video file,DVD video,region 1

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SnoIsleLib_BrianH Aug 14, 2019

A chance to relive or experience for the first time the lunar landing and moon walk with a timeline effectively pieced together to make you feel you've seen the complete event start to finish. An effective background score to heighten the tension just enough to make you feel the tenseness of the mission. https://open.spotify.com/album/0Ck9i5FzBL19lNke88zDYw

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PatAttack15
Aug 08, 2019

I loved seeing archival footage from the Stanley Kubrick classic.

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SAPL454
Aug 08, 2019

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A great space odyssey!

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ladycoupon1956
Aug 08, 2019

They will be showing this at IMAX theaters in the fall 2019. You might want to see it on the big screen. We did. When the launch took place, our seats in the theater shook. It was amazing and definitely better than watching it on my TV.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2019

Unlike Ryan Gosling's 2018 First Man, this documentary is edited entirely from archival footage and focus only on about 195 hours (8-plus days) during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission: between July 16 rocket-launch, July 21 moon-walk and July 24 safely home. What a treat to be able to enjoy this remarkable documentary to celebrate 50th anniversary of one of mankind's greatest achievements.

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Fredgarmin
Jul 30, 2019

Interesting movie, but somewhat disappointed, due to the limited available film of the moon landing. The “behind the scenes” filming was cool, especially seeing Johnny Carson at the launch site. This movie could have been condensed down to a better viewing experience. The “unbelievable” part - was when CNN, whom had a hand in the production, left in a scene which a radio announcement informed listeners of Ted Kennedy’s auto accident in which Mary Jo Kapeckny was killed. I figured CNN would “cut” that part. A scene where the astronauts are singing a song in space - definitely should have seen the cutting room floor.

JCLHeatherM Jul 29, 2019

Chronicling the highs and lows of the first space mission to put American men on the moon, is documentary is a treasure trove of audio footage, photographs, and video recordings that celebrate one of the grandest missions of the 20th century. The natural spirit of the era - the curiosity, anticipation, and at times loneliness are preserved for future generations.

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anonymouswe
Jul 26, 2019

I was both intrigued and bored to tears by this film. What it has: a lot of footage of the mundane and ins and outs of the Apollo 11 mission. If you LOVE the Apollo 11 mission and want some nitty-gritty, you might enjoy this. There is no narration - they use either audio from news broadcasts or audio from the mission itself. If you are not a real nut for this mission, and just want to know more and connect more with the entire journey from first satellite through the Apollo missions, watch the HBO series From the Earth to the Moon. That is far more entertaining and far more gripping and thorough about behind the scenes. It is acted, it is not a documentary - but they did an exceptional job. That's my opinion.

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sonjacharles
Jul 23, 2019

Bunk. Watch "American Moon". Unfortunately, SPL doesn't have a copy. They only buy the mainstream tripe. "American Moon" is a 3 1/2 hour documentary explaining the hows and whys of the fake moon landings. It also puts the whole sordid affair in it's historic perspective making it clear why it occured. Don't drink the Tang.

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flub
Jul 17, 2019

I had the pleasure of seeing this in theaters. An absolutely splendid doc that lifts its genre- no talking heads here. Superb remastered video and audio culminated in an educational and fully immersive experience of the Apollo 11 mission. A must see for all; should be required viewing in schools.

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jimg2000
Aug 06, 2019

the film seems to want viewers know about the heart rates of the astronauts in different stages of the flight. I too was surprised how much Armstrong's pulse rate was affected -- stress and anxiety? All three astronauts were born in 1930, so same age and under 40 years old in 1969:

We have some heart rates for Neil Armstrong during that powered descent to the lunar surface. At the time the burn was initiated, Armstrong's heart rate was 110. At touchdown on the lunar surface he had a heart rate of 156, and the heart rate is now in the 90s.

And:

We have a report on the launch heart rates now from the flight surgeon. Commander Neil Armstrong, 110; Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, 99; Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, 88.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2019

Want more? Check out NASA's extensive Apollo 11 archives:
https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/a11trans.html
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Okay all flight controllers, Go/No Go for landing.
RETRO. (Retrofire Officer in control of retrorocket, short for retrograde rocket, a small auxiliary rocket fired in the direction of travel to slow the craft down when landing on the surface of the moon)
- Go.
FIDO. (Flight Dynamics Officer responsible for the flight path of the space vehicle)
- Go.
GUIDANCE.
- Go.
CONTROL.
- Go.
TELCOM.
- Go.
GNC. (Guidance, Navigation, and Control Systems Engineer)
- Go.
EECOM. (Electrical, Environmental, and Consumables Management -- monitored cryogenic levels, and cabin cooling/pressure systems; electrical distribution systems)
- Go.
Surgeon.
- Go.
CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator - communicated with the astronauts,) we're go for landing. Houston, you're go for landing.

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jimg2000
Aug 03, 2019

The wrenching computer alerts (dramatized in the First Man extras:)

Program alert.
-It's a 1202.
1202 alarm.
- 1202.
What's that?
-1202 alarm. It's executive overflow. If it does not occur again, we're fine.
It has not occurred again.
--Okay, we're go, continue. Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.
-We're go.
Roger, we got you, we're go on that alarm.
--Roger.
Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a 16/68 up.
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CAPCOM, we're go for landing.
--Houston, you're go for landing, over.
-Roger, understand, go for landing, 3,000 feet. Program alarm. 1201.
--- 1201.
--- 1201 alarm.
Same type, we're go, Flight. We're go.

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(From the actual NASA transcript P175:

LMP: Houston, you're looking at our DELTA-H Program alarm.

CDR: 1202; 1202.

CDR: What is it?

LMP: That's in core...

CDR: Give us a reading on the 1202 program alarm.

LMP: Roger. Okay, looks like about 820. Roger. Copy. 6 foot... Same alarm and it appears to come up when we have a16/68 up.
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