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"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
American astronaut Neil Armstrong spoke those words 40 years ago this summer—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 signaled the conquest of a new frontier and cemented America's place at the forefront of human achievement. Now, HISTORY presents 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.
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On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a historic speech where he pledged to send astronauts to the moon before the end of the decade. Eight years later, on July 20, 1969, Apollo commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and made a giant leap for mankind - a step that symbolized one of the most remarkable feats in human history. In celebration of this historic event, Mill Creek Entertainment is releasing an original 45 minute documentary on the Apollo 11 landing including reflections by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.
This DVD set also contains 6 classic documentaries from the NASA archive along with 2 photography slideshows. This amazing footage recalls the breathtaking story behind the Apollo space program and its heroic crew, bearing witness once again to the strength and determination of the American people.
"Journey to the Moon" The Apollo 11 Story, with reflections by Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin