You would expect that when NASA asks you to be the first man to walk on the Moon that they would consider the possibility of things going wrong. All three astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission decided to create a plan of their own to support their families if something bad was to happen. Before the Apollo 11 mission in July when all three astronauts were in pre-launch quarantinethey signed hundred of autographs and sent them to a friend.
British television coverage of the Apollo 11 mission, man's first to land on the Moon, lasted from 16 to 24 July Most of the footage covering the event from a British perspective has now been wiped or lost. BBC television coverage of man's first landing on the Moon consisted of 27 hours of coverage over a ten-day period.
Moon landing experts who have intently studied the Apollo 11 mission have boldly claimed NASA is holding back information on what really happened on July 20, The astronauts apparently talked about seeing extraterrestrial objects on the Moon. After the success of the Apollo 11, NASA sent six more manned crews to the Moon before public interest in lunar exploration waned.
Eagle in lunar orbit photographed from Columbia. Image: NASA. There are a hundreds of fascinating off-air radio recordings in our Shortwave Radio Audio Archive.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. My earlier posting on the subject has attracted a lot of interest so we've been doing more investigating within the BBC to put together the sequence of events. Five and a half years have passed so it's quite difficult to answer every outstanding question.
AS James Burke led the commentary on the Moon landing 50 years ago this week, he kept a secret from the 22million people watching on TV. His show had ended after the landing craft, the Eagle, touched down that eveningand they were not expecting a Moon walk until the next day. But while the station was showing regular programmes — and due to shut down at midnight — James suspected Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were going to walk earlier — and persuaded his bosses to do the unheard of — and go back on air until after midnight.
The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Allen, Inc.
British television coverage of the Apollo 11 mission, man's first to land on the Moon, lasted from 16 to 24 July Most of the footage covering the event from a British perspective has now been wiped or lost. BBC television coverage of man's first landing on the Moon consisted of 27 hours of coverage over a ten-day period; the programmes titled Apollo 11 were broadcast from Lime Grove Studios in London.
Most of the footage covering this historic event from a British perspective though has now been either wiped or lost. On the front of the desk was a digital clock which counted down the time to lift-off etc. Film animations and models of various parts of the spacecraft helped explain certain stages of the journey. Every day of the mission had broadcasts from the space studio.