In the Shadow of the Moon

Synopsis: In the 1960s, US President John F Kennedy proposed landing a man on the moon before the decade was finished. This film has interviews with most of the surviving astronauts of the Apollo program who were making ready to make that great voyage with an army of experts determined to make the endeavor possible. Through training, tragedy and triumph, we follow the greatest moments of one of Humanity's great achievements.
Director(s): David Sington
Production: ThinkFilm
  6 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

Maybe it was the movies,

maybe it was the real life news,

but I knew that someday, sometime,

that's what I wanted to do.

I knew I wanted to fly airplanes.

In '61, I had just graduated

from the Test Pilot School

and I had a job flying fighters

in fighter tests at Edwards.


At the Flight Test Center

is the fastest school in the world:

The United States Air Force

Flight Test School,

from whose doors upon graduation

come the men destined to push back

the frontiers

of aeronautical knowledge.

[Music playing]


Test pilot experience was critical.

It was a profession with

a lot of esprit de corps

and a lot of danger

and a pioneering spirit.

[Music playing]

[Radio chatter]

And when you're at

supersonic speeds and high altitudes,

learning to survive that and bring your

machine back down,

it's the fundamental task

and the higher and faster you flew,

the more dangerous

and more exciting it became.

I thought I had the

best job in the world

from the day I entered flight training

until I looked on TV

one day and Al Shepherd

goes up in a rocket.


The rocket performs perfectly!

He's gone higher than I've ever gone

and faster than I've ever gone

and most important,

he's made more noise doing it.

He's even on TV doing it!

How do l...

How do I get that job?


"I've Got A Secret!"

Brought to you tonight by...

Dream Whip!

The light, delicious topping

that won't wilt on your desserts.

Dream Whip!

Now, if you'll whisper

your secret to me, Mr. And Mrs. Armstrong,

We'll show it at the same time

to our audience at home.

If you'll both lean in and whisper.


Everybody put their application

in to every NASA request.

I mean, it was just,

sort of a peer kind of thing.

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