G | | Animation, Adventure, Family
As the lunar module lands on the moon, Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr. is shown on the left side, which is the Command position, with Neil Armstrong on the right side. This is the reverse of how they were in reality. Furthermore, Armstrong is shown clapping Aldrin on the arm and calling him "Commander". In the end credits, all three Apollo 11 astronauts are named Commander (a military rank none of the astronauts held, Michael Collins and Aldrin were Air Force Colonels). The upshot is that, in this fictionalized version of Apollo 11, Aldrin commanded the mission and landed the craft, while Neil Armstrong still makes the historic first walk on the moon. With the roles reversed, "Buzz" Aldrin had campaigned internally within N.A.S.A. for this to be how the mission took place, that with Armstrong being in command, it would be Aldrin to make the first exit through the door. This movie's reorganization of the positions and ranks may have been made at Aldrin's suggestion, since he was involved in this movie.
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The antenna sticks into the LM Lunar module when they are docking.
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