keywords: nasa, apollo 11 mission, saturn v launch, astronauts neil armstrong, michael collins, edwin e. aldrin jr.
Synopsis: Shows launch of first manned mission to moon starting with the Saturn V (Saturn Five) on the Mobile Launch Platform or MPL on way to Launch Complex 39A to the rocket in flight. The launch took place at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A on July 16, 1969. The spacecraft carried a crew of three: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. Several long night shots of launch complex and Saturn V with American flag and USA on side of rocket. Astronauts medical examination and suiting up. Close up of astronauts in their space suites. Images of NASA Control Room and personnel. Shows special guests invited to view launch of Apollo 11. Countdown to launch of Saturn V. Ignition of rocket engines, fiery blast from engines. Close-up of blast-off sequence, can read USA on rocket. Long shot rocket leaving launch pad and in flight. Separation of first stage.