In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the NASA Apollo 11 moon mission in 1969, director Todd Douglas Miller worked with 11 hours of previously unseen, super high quality footage along with thousands of hours of audio to create a gorgeously detailed, full-length documentary that chronicles the exciting events of this historic launch that put the first Americans on the moon.
Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA’s most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24, 2019. The public release date has not yet been announced.
Did China really land a robotic rover on the dark side of the moon – or have the Chinese ‘taken a leaf out of NASA’s book’ and faked the whole thing in a studio? Get ready for Moon Truth 2.0: China’s Jade Rabbit 2 has barely taken its first steps on the moon, and moon hoax fans have already claimed the whole thing is a fake. The ‘proof’? Er, there’s a ‘chalk-drawn line’ in front of the Rover in a panoramic shot captured by the Chang’e 4 lander, showing the Jade Rabbit 2 rover on the surface.
What on Earth? (UFO Sightings Daily) Tireless UFO hunter Scott C Waring of UFO Sightings Daily says, ‘I guess China may have decided since NASA faked the first Apollo moon landing and got away with it, then China wanted in on it too. ‘Look at the original photo you will see that there are no other lines in the entire giant panoramic photo. OMG, this is so very disappointing. Notice the lack of moon rocks on the entire surface of the moon…which is exactly what the first Apollo moon landing also showed…a sign of being faked on a stage.’ Donald Trump gives athletes a feast of junk food after White House chefs walk out It’s not immediately clear what the line really is, a track in the thick lunar dust? An artefact created by stitching 80 photos together? What it certainly isn’t is ‘proof’ the mission is fake – as it’s inconceivable that the architects of what would be one of the greatest frauds in history would ‘accidentally’ leave proof in one of the first images released to the world.
Proof there’s something up? (China National Space Administration) The pictures were transmitted by a relay satellite to a control centre in Beijing, although it was not clear when they were taken. Theresa May faces huge Brexit vote defeat as Lords vote to oppose her deal Officials with the China National Space Administration said they mark a ‘total success’ for the mission in showing the rover moving away from its lander. The pictures show a rocky surface with the jagged edge of craters in the background, posing a challenge for controllers in plotting the rover’s travels, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Whaaaaaa (China National Space Administration) ‘From the panorama, we can see the probe is surrounded by lots of small craters, which was really thrilling,’ Li was quoted as saying. The space administration also released a 12-minute video of Chang’e 4’s landing, using more than 4,700 images taken by an on-board camera. The probe is shown adjusting its altitude, speed and pitch as it seeks to avoid obstacles on the ground. Police arrest 55 men for child sex abuse in West Yorkshire Researchers hope that low-frequency observations of the cosmos from the far side of the moon, where radio signals from Earth are blocked, will help scientists learn more about the early days of the solar system and birth of the universe’s first stars. The far side has been observed many times from lunar orbits, but never explored on the surface. It is popularly called the ‘dark side’ because it cannot be seen from Earth and is relatively unknown, not because it lacks sunlight. The pioneering landing highlights China’s ambitions to rival the US, Russia and Europe in space through manned flights and the planned construction of a permanent space station. The reason people believe the moon landings were faked China National Space Administration In America, 21 million people believe that the moon landings were faked – despite pictures from Earth-bound telescopes clearly showing flags left by the Apollo missions. Moon hoax conspiracy theories are often the ‘entry level’ conspiracy which guides people to the really weird ‘hard stuff’ like believing the Earth is flat. But where did the idea come from? We can blame one rocket expert, Bill Kaysing, a technical writer who self-published a book called ‘We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle.’ Many of the supposed ‘giveaways’ still touted by moon truthers today come from Kaysing’s book, according to author C Stuart Hardwick, writing on Quora. Hardwick says, ‘The first person to give real voice to moon hoax conspira-nonesense was Bill Kaysing, a technical writer who had worked for Rocketdyne until 1963. ‘Why? It’s unclear. He was not obviously insane, but he was obviously unqualified to express the opinions he was expressing. My guess is, technical writing with objective criteria didn’t suit him, and pretending expertise to a bunch of ignorant sycophants fuelled his ego. Kaysing misused his ‘expertise’ as a technical writer to create the impression the missions were faked, Hardwick says – but ignored any facts that got in the way.