Apollo 11

1969 by Chris Dahl

I was brought back to this year a few weeks ago at a SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers) meeting at the Techwood Campus of Turner Broadcasting. I sat next to a gentleman that is producing a documentary about the old abandoned launch pads NASA has used over the years.

He was excited about the new Apollo 11 documentary. For a back story on this movie Read this article in Vanity Fair Magazine.

The movie trailer is here.

I was 12 years old in 1969 when Apollo 11 carried a crew to the moon. There was no Internet and there were only 3 or 4 TV channels. Believe it or not, 24 hour news stations did not exist.  So for a 12 year old boy interested in space travel there were limited resources. Events like this were discussed around the family dinner table and watched on TV (If Dad wanted to watch).

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