PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, History
A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969.
Common errors were avoided in this film: Earth and the moon are always lit by the sun at the same angle, no clouds appear at high altitudes, the paradoxical nature of accelerating and braking rockets in orbit, no obtrusive lights hidden inside astronaut helmets to show their faces, and no ambient sound in the vacuum of space.
Jan, you have to trust us. We've got this under control.
Janet Armstrong: No, you don't. All these protocols and procedures to make it seem like you have it under control. But you're a bunch of boys making models out of balsa wood! You don't have anything under ...
During the launch scene for Apollo 11, during the aerial shot of Cape Canaveral from out over the Atlantic, the Shuttle Landing Facility is clearly visible in the background. The SLF was not constructed until 1974, therefore it did not exist in 1969.
Near the end of the closing credits, the music is replaced by radio chatter from the mission.
$16,006,065 (USA) (14 October 2018)