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In the Shadow of the Moon

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In the Shadow of the MoonBetween 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world.

In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first, and very possibly the last, time surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words.

The definitive story of going to the moon, told by those who went. Between 1969 and 1972 an elite group of men achieved an incredible dream. They were, and remain, the only human beings to set foot on a planet other than our own.

These personal testimonies are interwoven with digitally remastered footage from Nasa film archives, much of it previously unseen and all of it hauntingly evocative of a bygone era. The result is an intimate and epic film which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion, of this band of special young men.

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Dex
Dex
2 years ago

Most skeptics don't realize the Van Allen Belts aren't the " walls of death" had they studied, and researched, they would know this. It's HOW it was done. They went through the weakest points, and did it fast. No conspiracy, just people coming together to achieve a common goal.

SkipJamz
SkipJamz
7 years ago

To anyone that has any doubt whatsoever regarding our ability to put humans on the moon in 1969, you must watch the Mythbusters episode on it. It is very good and, in my opinion, provides irrefutable evidence that we did go there.

Robert Powers Anderson
Robert Powers Anderson
10 years ago

"They were, and remain, the only human beings to set foot on a planet other than our own."

the moon is not a planet

Sam
Sam
10 years ago

Loved it, very touching. Went to moon to discover the Earth. Our precious "oasis of life".

Alv Vassdal
Alv Vassdal
10 years ago

The best documentary I've ever seen about Apollo 11, and one of the best ever that combines subjects like history, science and - strangely enough - religion. The most powerful nation on earth used their best 3 people for the journey, and they came back, talking about God. Interesting to listen to what these men have to say, not only about walking on the moon, but also to be alive on planet earth.

kiln1765
kiln1765
11 years ago

In remembrance of the first man who walked on the moon Neil Armstrong 1930-2012

Donald Edward Goodman
Donald Edward Goodman
11 years ago

LIARS, LIARS, LIARS! Only a brain like Kubrick, can pass-through the VAN ALLEN RADIATION BELT, and live to tell the tale. What these so-called-trips to the moon have been, are, placing satellites ALL AROUND THE WORLD. Placed there, by the New World Order for TRACKING IT'S CITIZENS. And giving the U.S. the ABILITY to shoot-down incoming missiles. Lord only knows "what else." Wake-up dammit!

Nathaniel1987
Nathaniel1987
12 years ago

Our whole global network of communications would not exist if it weren't for satellites. Leaving the earth's gravitational pull is already the biggest hurtle. If everyone agrees that happened, then why not float frictionless across void space to the moon?

Nathaniel1987
Nathaniel1987
12 years ago

Our whole global network of communications would not exist if it weren't for satellites. Leaving the earth's gravitational pull is already the biggest hurtle. If everyone agrees that happened, then why not float frictionless across void space to the moon?

2013ShelbyGT500
2013ShelbyGT500
12 years ago

Wow RayRay so you mean spacecraft and satellites don't exist after all? Dang and all of my friends who lost friends and relatives on September 11 were lying and all those people actually didn't exist?! Well then I hate to be the one to tell you this but actually our existence is all just a dream and me and you are just an imagination of ourselves!

SFXkilla
SFXkilla
12 years ago

HAHAHA. My goodness I was just reading some of the comments. I still cant belive that people dont Think the americans landed on the moon. Ask yourself where were the people that left on the apollo missions going? Or do you not belive that the rockets launched were manned? They did go to the moon there is proof in the form of scientific experiments that can be seen by the apropriate instraments. But I supose there will always be a faith based section of the public that will belive whatever they are told regardless of evidence

Yannick Dierens
Yannick Dierens
12 years ago

Nice documentary!
I just have one serious complaint: the text description above contains a big mistake: the Moon is not a "planet", it is a "moon"! NO man has ever set foot on another planet.
Had to get it off my chest :)

Hamsterdam
Hamsterdam
13 years ago

Please forgive my shoddy grammar in the beginning of paragraph 2. Mostly typos due to disability...but I usually correct those.

Thank You.

Hamsterdam
Hamsterdam
13 years ago

Call the University of Texas Astrophysics Dept., ask them if you may arrange a visit to their observatory (they will allow it, as long as no classes or maintenance is taking place) Then ask the scientists to prove the moon landings to you.

See they were chosen for an important, and a it turned out, very revealing one as well. Imagine this, on the Apollo 11 Mission (the first manned landing) Several mirrors were placed at specified locations. Now, heres where the U of T becomes involved. They bounce lasers off of those mirrors daily to detect any movement toward, away, side to side...what have ya. Well they happen to use a telescope to align this laser with those mirrors, and alignment is verified when the beam bounces back to the observatory. Go ahead doubters, go on down there, as a matter of fact, they love having the moon landing doubters visit. The discovery they made by the way...to anyone of knowledge in this group, is that the Moon is swinging like a bell from the last major meteor hit it took.

Sheesh, Ive known this since 1978, have any of you Astrophysics "geniuses" taken even a basic Astronomy class? Many of you sound as if you come from the school of "seems right to me, therefore, fact, now when's nascar on?" Just never approach Buzz Aldrin with "moon hoax" statements....he will kick your ass...as old as he is, he's done it before.

Intbel
Intbel
13 years ago

When one accomplishes a great feat when has that feat not been repeated?

It is strange that there has not been another moon landing.
Maybe we were warned off?

We are told of the "Dark side" of the moon.
A sphere has only two sides - an outside and an inside.

I have many questions ...

buzz the astro-not
buzz the astro-not
13 years ago

Well Jack1952@ if? they do get a chance to go to the moon, and land, making video footage with clear facemasks, and showing each other getting out of the landing craft, and then haveing all of the modern technology, to send us the immediate footage live back to earth, well then there wouldnt be any reason to question would there. But since that will not happen in the future and they made the drastic mistake of not doing those things clearly so there wouldnt be a future questioning of the event, then we that call ourselves skeptics, will have to keep on searching and questioning these "unquestionable events".

leo g.
leo g.
13 years ago

tell you what,to reach the moon with 60's technology,was not a problem,and achieve a huge technological advance,all ok for mankind. But our poor natural satellite became a junkyard...question...who is gonna do the clean up?

jack1952
jack1952
13 years ago

I wonder if we can actually ever definitively prove that man landed on the moon. If someone goes there in the future, will there be those who claim hoax again.

I know how the unbelievers feel though. When I was young, I went on a trip to Florida. Walking along side of the ocean, I couldn't resist tasting the water to see if it was salty. To my surprise it was. To my mind it was a conspiracy theory put to rest. I was only 12 though.

ReligionIsntAllBad
ReligionIsntAllBad
13 years ago

Heartbeat of 144 during launch hahah ... god these old people are so cute talking about their super exciting adventure :)

ReligionIsntAllBad
ReligionIsntAllBad
13 years ago

Great docu. I have a bunch of friends in and around NASA, through connections from Singularity University. I am myself a software and electrical engineer. It certainly seems plausible although completely ridiculous that we landed on the moon. We surely had all the available technology at that time and it was just a matter of organizing it and ensuring it was executed perfectly. NASA accomplished this with mind-boggling efficiency if you ask me ... imagine giving airforce pilots step by step instructions on how to rewire a malfunctioning circuit in the middle of a space flight hahaha. Truly one of the finest accomplishments of the United States. There are some strange things surrounding aspects of the moon landing, but those are typically not what the conspiracy theorists focus on. The conspiracy theorists are mainly still trying to understand gravity and radiation.

lordyonetimes
lordyonetimes
13 years ago

the van allen radiation belt, please look that up leo g. I'm not here to argue because that dilutes the issue and of course space shuttles have been built, people have every right to question this topic and you have every right to question them, sayin things like 'jurrasic park is a conspiricy to cover up cloning a jfk/osama bin laden super soldier' just makes people sound like the type of idiot thats too stupid to question what they've been told

leo g.
leo g.
13 years ago

after reading all comments,80% belongs to the royal world club of sceptics,if so the space shuttle is a hoax,space station too also cape canaveral is a giant screen to project the epic movies about space exploration......!!!!!attention ground control.....we are in trouble//////wrong planet

lordy one times
lordy one times
13 years ago

How did that peace of cr*p moon lander attach it self to the command module in mid orbit at hundreds of miles per hour, some kind of hardcore magnetic LEGO. Seems like typical American BS to me.

Tom
Tom
13 years ago

Just astonishing how we went to the air then to the moon in just 60 years. Brave men.

monkeynino
monkeynino
13 years ago

Great documentary ! As a European it makes me fond of the US and of all humans because you accomplished something amazing by working together rather than fighting each other. Shame that in the past few decades the US has lost its ways and is in such turnmoil. Hope the future brings the best out of a country with such potential. As a friend told me, dont get mad at americans, they come from a country which is going through puberty !

Pacha
Pacha
13 years ago

yourboycal said
"This would reduce the number of people who deny the moon landings by a very large scale. Mind you there will be a few hardcore ones left who will doubt..... But of course Your boy Obama had other plans, and cancelled that shit. Its okay though because nasa said they were so far back on that mission it would’ve taken them till atleast 2030?s to get back to the moon. Why? who cares. They already spent billions on the project , and want to focus on mars and other planets."
It seems pretty ovbvious to me that the whole thing is a smokescreen. Nobody's been to the moon and it will probably be a very long time before they ever do.
And Obama cancelling it? Give me a break. Obama is a puppet.
He has no power. That isn't news by the way.
Can't believe i just spent the time to type that actually.

yourboycal
yourboycal
13 years ago

You know i was hoping the 2018-2020 timeline of sending back to the moon again would clear up the conspiracy theorists . This time we would request HD camereas all around that ship , streaming live on the internet and tv. atleast 50 HD cameras with every possible filter for all the differnt light problems in space. so there is no excuses this time . Every single second of the whole mission live on HD camereas for the world to see. Then once we land of course a continued feed of the other apollo sites and there gear =D .

This would reduce the number of people who deny the moon landings by a very large scale. Mind you there will be a few hardcore ones left who will doubt but there numbers will be far to small , that hey will question them selfs eventually . But of course Your boy Obama had other plans , and cancelled that shit . Its okay though because nasa said they were so far back on that mission it would've taken them till atleast 2030's to get back to the moon. Why ? who cares. They already spent billions on the project , and want to focus on mars and other planets.

I ask you would the moon not be the best place to test ships before they go to mars? i would sure the hell like to see a few runs back and forth on the moon with mars ship to see if she can handle it . But thats okay we will forgive them even for that . I was just hoping we could bring the world and espically the americans together on this topic. Such a historic leap for man kind . So big on the scale of "WTF"S" that its such a shame so many people divided on it . If i was president i would do my best to stich back this wound which clouds the pride of a country and try unite people . One issue at a time =p . Good luck team!

dj
dj
13 years ago

I thank you both for being understanding .
Best wishes !

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

@ dj,

I accept your appology wholeheartedly and would kindly ask you to accept mine, because my comment above (& a couple of others which were rightfully removed) was far from being a nice one - got a bit upset, but that can't be an excuse.

Greetings

Pacha
Pacha
13 years ago

I wasn't offended Dj but thanks.
You shouldn't stop posting though. A bit of lively debate and abuse always cheers my day. :)

dj
dj
13 years ago

In the past few days I have made some very rude comments in the forum .
For this I'm truly sorry . I shouldn't let someones opinion bother me to a point that
I say the types of things I said . Please forgive my rudeness I was very much out of line .
I'm an old man that can get a bit crazy to say the least .

@pacha I'm very sorry for offending you . Please except my apology .
@WCT7 Please also except my apology , i had no right to say what I said ,
I am truly ashamed of myself .
@everyone else , I also apologize to you .

I will not be posting again just to keep myself from ever repeating this mistake .

Thank you all !

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

@ dj

Your unfounded arrogance goes beyond any words. From which f***ing hole in the US are you coming from? Have you ever crossed the border of your country? Have you ever seen any other part of this planet? Americans (from the US) are a danger to this world because of f***ing ignorant people like you. And yes, I'm from one of those place that got f***ed by your air forces since you didn't dare come to the ground, you mf!

dj
dj
13 years ago

@pacha
You must be from the part who's as*** got saved. Europe is so screwed up from your socialism you don't know what it's like to have real freedom. As far as iraq ? if a leader of a country pay families to to target Americans , then it is time eliminate that threat, and so we did. Go hug a tree in the name of socialism. Don't worry about protecting yourself, America will do it for you. I just wonder how many freedoms you would have if your country had to put together a real army. Don't seem you would have much wealth left for your socialist programs.

Pacha
Pacha
13 years ago

@ dj
I am of this earth, just like you.
The difference between us is that you've been brainwashed into believing that you have a right to be where you are and you feel that gives you the right to go starting wars wherever you feel like.
Lets get something straight here. I do not have my head stuck up america's ***hole and I do not want, nor will I ever ask for your protection.
Take a step back for a moment and think about all the innocent children who've been murdered in Iraq over the last few years.
America is a nation of psychopaths who justify murdering large numbers of innocent people in the name of freedom.

@ tony the tiger
you're dead right about the cannabis thing.
my friend said to me in 1989 that if the media and government were so strongly against ecstacy, that probably means its really good and we should try it.
So we did, and we saw that it was good. and we tried it many more times. and we had a lot of fun. and we did not die :)

dj
dj
13 years ago

@pacha
yes pacha , your freedom really is irritating , because you do not deserve it .
What part of the world are you from anyways , the part who's ass they kicked or the part who's ass they saved ?

tony the tiger
tony the tiger
13 years ago

whats funny to me is how easy it is for believe to believe what we are taught in the first place and how hard it is to let go of. it always reminds me of how the DARE officer came to my school and told me of all the dangerous of the terrible drug marijuana!! how it would lead me to other harder drugs and ultimately kill me. something made me believe them, even though they should no proof, except their "official" statements. which basically is another term for governement approved propaganda. well i smoke, i loved it, and im still alive and well.

hmmm seems the government can and does lie. thank God i wasnt one of those idiots that is so caught up in the lies and their own ignorance to see the truth. people are so ignorant to the truth that they actually think they are smart when they can quote lies. its really amazing. so when people have to brin power to question something, that other obviously dont have the brain pwoer to question, they are ridiculed. But take a look at history and you will see that all people when they revealed the truth to idiots, were ridiculed. Sometime people want to remains ignorant. i do not believe we landed on the moon becuae it makes no sense that astronauts can go through that kind of radiation so easily with the proper protection, not only that we have such crappy video, there is video of inside the spacecraft on Apollo 11 that is in color, but for some reason there was only black and white video on the moon??

and dont give me the "it was 1969" response, becuase they were supposedly landing on the moon!! so they obviously had some amazing technology. plus we never decided to go back?? really?? people say we dont need too?? our scientist still cant decide on whether marijuana can be used as medicine even though it is being used every day and peoples lives are being prolonged and made better becuae of it. so you expect me to believe that had we truly gone to the moon we would have explored it enough to abandon it. and if you are wondering what weed and the moon have to do with each other, its simple.

when you find out someone to be a liar in one case you question them on everything else. if they are telling the truth there will be no question that cant be answered, and the facts will be in there favor. just like keeping weed illegal is all about enslaving people and taking there money for "the cause" so was the moon landing. and yes jfk, 911, Oklahoma city bombing, the fed. just check the facts from all sides and use your head. using common sense its not hard to see the truth, but if you dont want to believe it you will continue to lie to yourself, just like you were programed to do.

Kurrrt
Kurrrt
13 years ago

Also watch Jose Escamillia's "Moon Rising" on google video, shows some better details of how they did the fake landing, (The reasons were all the structures, crushed domes, ufo's (2), thats why there's a Hollywood version) and also shows the real authentic landing, etc. Andrew Stac did the moons color.
Hey this is a good video, quality sharp picture for a youtube. I'm diggen this top documentry place better than cable.

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

Hi Achems Razor,

No need to joke about it, really :-). If I come to a conclusion that contradicts my own belief, well, what the heck, that's life :-), and let's move on

Achems Razor
Achems Razor
13 years ago

There you go, WTC7. knew you would see the light! (LOL)

Just joking!

WTC7
WTC7
13 years ago

Watched the doc and, hmmmm, I must say that it made me actually believe we were on the Moon... No scientific explanations about how it was possible, I wouldn't understand those anyway. Simply by carefully observing these guys talk about their experience made me believe it

JoeyC
JoeyC
13 years ago

Pacha,

Yes, very irritating. Like when they saved Britain's ass in two World Wars, and liberated France (mostly collaborators) from Nazi occupation. Or those irritating ones who flew food and supplies during the implemenation of the Marshall Plan?

How about the Americans who have welcomed the poor and devastated of all nations for 200 years because their nations had become so corrupted and enfeebled?

Or those irritating Americans who lead the world every year in charitable donations?

I know the US has done some nasty stuff and tourists can be boors, but really, pot shots like yours are childish.

Plus, Columbus was Jewish.

Happy Shavuot!

Pacha
Pacha
13 years ago

JoeyC said; Columbus never crossed the Atlantic.

Well we know that he did though because we've been putting up with irritating americans ever since.

JoeyC
JoeyC
13 years ago

Columbus never crossed the Atlantic.

It was too far--there would not have been enough food on ship to support all that crew.

Mid-Atlantic currents way too strong, going NORTH EAST(!)would have forced Columbus to Greenland.

Columbus had NO WAY of determining longitude. It didn't exist.

Columbus' dairy has too many mistakes of star postitions to be accurate.

To date, no landing spot in the New World has ever been identified when there should have been many artifacts left by Columbus's crew.

To date, no University will undertake a search for landing site. Coincidence? They don't want you to know the truth!

Columbus is supposed to have reached Southern Florida, yet there is no mention in his dairy of karaoke, gay nightclubs, or Jimmy Buffett. How can this be?

Also, Napoleon was really Queen Mathilde of Norway, Shakespeare was a gay tavern owner, George Washington DID travel to the moon, and Santa Claus briefly worked for the C.I.A. in the Fifties.

The purpose of these ridiculous theories is to discredit conspiracy theories in general, most of all 9/11 Truth and JFK. I hope it worked and you will all now complain to the writers of history books to omit Columbus's discovery of America. Oh, and the moon landing.

Rob
Rob
13 years ago

LOL. I see the natives are restless. I love reading the comments for some of these docs. Some make me seriously suspect emotional and psychological disorders are much more rampant than I had originally thought.

jimbo
jimbo
13 years ago

A quote from the description: "They were, and remain, the only human beings to set foot on a planet other than our own."

The Moon is not a planet. It is a moon.

Thank you.

Aran Islands
Aran Islands
13 years ago

Great doc. Those astronauts were awesomely brave guys that now seem so down to earth.

Eff
Eff
13 years ago

Hey watching _you you can profile me as a sarcastic satirist survivalist who is wise to government deception. COME AND GET ME! I come LOADED! With barrels of INK!

After checking out several youtube moon hoax sites I am convinced that the world was DUPED! The multi-billion space program has filled the pockets of Americans and Russians alike. (Illuminati and corporations).

Going through the Van Allen radiation belt would be like micro-waving sliced bacon. Moon rocks came from the Antarctic. And yeah! Some moon clips show wires hooked to astronauts. Sounds like the Capricorn One movie (1978) is worth a peek as well as the Aussie movie: The Dish.

Pacha, keep me informed?
Perhaps the CIA will give us adjoining cells.... Time for me to BLAST OFF!

Ed
Ed
13 years ago

that was one of the best docs ive ever seen. nice one vlatko.

Pacha
Pacha
13 years ago

@ watching_you

tell me something i don't know

@ eff.

Aha! The old tin can trick eh? A very cunning use of sixties technology.

watching_you
watching_you
13 years ago

all comments are collected and used for psychological profiling with the results added to a vast database that aslo tracks the origin by ip and mac address of the poster - this information wil be used by government agencies in law enforcement to track offenders al over the world - social networking is slowly connecting all information to all people and is becoming widely accepted due to technological advances of exciting new applications that are being used to bribe those out of their own will and destiny