This documentary relives one of the most indelible moments in twentieth century history: On July 16th, 1969, three astronauts were strapped into the Saturn V rocket and launched into outer space. Days later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first human beings to set foot on the moon, while Michael Collins nervously orbited the rock waiting to reconnect with them. Millions of people across the globe were glued to their television sets as “one giant leap for mankind” happened right before their eyes.
Using a treasure trove of never before seen NASA color footage and hours of newly discovered audio tracks, Miller constructs a fluid timeline of events, resulting in a gripping fly-on-the-wall experience as we join the astronauts on their fantastic voyage. The film melds breathtaking photography with NASA commentary and TV reports; we feel we are jumping back into a past that’s more vivid and exciting than ever before. “Apollo 11” is literally out of this world!