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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017)

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At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

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At the heart of the Apollo program was the special band of brothers in Mission Control. The feature documentary film Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo tells their stories, describing the rural homesteads and smokestack towns they came from, and the remarkable team they became. The film consists of interviews with those who worked in Mission Control and astronauts, enhanced by extraordinary archive, stunning VFX and an original orchestral score. The film covers the first journeys to the moon by Apollo 8 and Apollo 11, and the huge effort required to save the crew of Apollo 13. Written by Keith Haviland

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A tremendous film
15 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a beautiful film. The interviews and archival footage and VFX come together and you are able to step back in time and relive the space program's evolution through the eyes of the heroes of the program. I was immediately swept back to my childhood and sitting in front of the large black and white Motorola television with my dad, former US Army Air Corps pilot, watching the moon landing. The pride our nation felt and the amazement of it all - I'll never forget it. Through the interviews in the film, the director really captures the essence of who these men were and what drove them to lead and become a team. I hope all young people will see this film to see the true spirit of our nation, the incredible contribution of these heroes to our country and the advancement of science, and the emotional attachment to the program we as civilian observers all shared through the Apollo years.


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