Apollo 11: The Untold Story

Drawing on the first-hand testimony of astronaut Buzz Aldrin, Flight Director Gene Kranz and many other key figures involved in the moon landing, this documentary special presents the untold story of the Apollo 11 mission.

Released : 2005

Runtime : 60 minutes

Everybody thinks they know about Apollo 11, yet few realise how complicated the mission was and how close it came to ending in disaster.

This stunning documentary special reveals what really happened on the most celebrated space mission of all time, the primitive technology that NASA used to land a man on the moon, the computer alarms that almost led the mission to be aborted, secret memos buried by NASA officials identifying dangerous design faults and the UFOs seen by the astronauts.

We discover how a simple household object saved the mission from disaster and hear President Nixon’s ‘Moon Disaster Speech’ that was prepared by White House officials in the event of tragedy.

Press

Entralling account

The Daily Mail

A gripping watch

Mail on Sunday

extraordinary… amazing stuff

Time Out

engrossing and entertaining documentary

Radio Times

Recent awards

Credits

WRITER AND DIRECTOR

Tom Whitter

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Anthony Geffen

EDITOR

Jacob Thomson

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Sean Carswell

COMPOSERS

Joel Douek
Mike Brady

LINE PRODUCER

Aleid Channing

RESEARCHERS

James Taylor
Sam Benstead

HEAD OF PRODUCTION

Wiliam Gruffydd Edwards

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Kirstin Dryburgh

ACCOUNTANT

Alanna Hernon

VISUAL EFFECTS SUPERVISOR

James Jordan

VISUAL EFFECTS

James Jordan
Jon Burden
Matt Baker-Jones
Simon Reid

ONLINE EDITOR

Steve Brown

DUBBING MIXER

Nerys Richards

WITH THANKS TO

NASA, Johnson Space Center
NASA, Kennedy Space Center

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