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PG| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In 1961, NASA started its Apollo program to realize President John F. Kennedy's dream of putting a man on the moon. This documentary retells the story of the program's mission through archival footage and interviews with all the surviving astronauts, except Neil Armstrong. With the U.S. racing to beat the Soviet Union into space, NASA began a series of test flights, culminating in Armstrong's 1969 walk on the moon and briefly uniting the world in awe of the United States' accomplishment.


Director: David Sington

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

In the Shadow of the Moon (2006)

Release Date: September 7th, 2007|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Want to know what the “right stuff” really is? Take a look. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    For those of us too young, this will give you an idea of what it meant to watch those baby steps that led to one giant leap. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    One small documentary for a filmmaker and one giant leap in inspiration for audiences. show more

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