1. In July of 1969, Apollo XI  journeyed to the Sea of Tranquility where two American astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin walked on the moon before returning safely to earth, thereby achieving President Kennedy’s goal. Back on earth, the historic mission captured the dreams, passions and emotions of a first-time ever, truly global audience.

  2. The summer of ‘69 was an historic time, a time of war and a

  3. time before cell phones, 24-hour cable news or the Internet.

It was a time when newspapers, magazines and just three major U.S. TV networks kept an Apollo XI news-hungry public informed. Around the world, the BBC covered the epic flight for an even larger European audience, and reporters around the world were focused on just one story. 

    This award-winning documentary film explores the behind-the scenes world of the beat reporters, NASA media officials and others who played an important role in communicating the stories about Mercury, Gemini, the Apollo XI mission and the U.S. Space program.

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Moon Image Courtesy of David Woods
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“A very interesting video”

- Captain James A. Lovell, Jr.

   Gemini 7 & 12

   Apollo 8 & 13

 “A fascinating documentary...”

  -Francis French, Author,
  “In the Shadow of the Moon”http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Moon-Challenging-Tranquility-1965-1969/dp/0803211287shapeimage_16_link_0

Contact Director/Producer info@moonbeatthemovie.com


 Behind the scenes stories of Apollo XI and 
the Journey to the Moon from senior NASA officials and
Top News Reporters who saw it all and covered it all....