Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In The Shadow Of The Moon




Only 24 humans have Flown to the Moon, only 12 have walked on the moon, out of those 12 only 9 are alive. "In The Shadow Of The Moon" which opened last Friday in New York and Los Angeles is a documentary about the Astronauts who circled or landed on the Moon between 1968 and 1972.

British director David Sington told reporters "it's kind of like an astronauts home movie". David Sington went through 60 hours of material from NASA's archives, including unseen film, which he then remastered to produce a 100 minute high definition film.

Astronaut Charlie Duke, the Lunar Module Pilot from Apollo 16, likened his experience to being a five year old and able to celebrate your birthday, Christmas, and every holiday in between at the same time.


Charles Duke also said and I quote "we went to the moon 9 times- why would we fake it nine times?" I"ve mentioned Charles before in one of my posts "Moon Passes Gas Apollo 16 Witnesses". He seems like someone I'd like to meet, I could talk about my blog, he could talk about how he walked on the Lunar surface. Do you know that 400,000 engineers and scientists worked on the Apollo Project? If it was a hoax it would have had to involve that many people. You may ask me the question, "Bob what do you think about the fact that these 400,000 engineers and scientists only knew about their own little area, and not about the big hoax picture?" well let me answer that question with another question, Shut up!

The release of this movie marks the 50th anniversary of spaceflight. Back in October 4 1957 Sputnik was launched into orbit.



The movie was a limited area release, but will be released to most major cities September 21st. I was doing some checking for Canada, here in Saskatoon it will be released September 21st as well. One final cool thing, the original Apollo film is stored in liquid nitrogen for protection and to prolong its life.



12 comments:

Anna said...

Hi Bob, cool post. You have also reminded me about the book I have in my library - Lost Moon, The Perilous Voyage of Apollo 13, by Jum Lovell & Jeffrey Kluger. I read it around the time the movie came out, and I also saw the movie with Tom Hanks in it, I think. I really liked that movie. I think I am going to re-read it again, because of you, lol. Anna :)

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Anna, Apollo 13 was a cool movie, you have lots of cool books in your library

zunnur said...

Quite embarassing, I didn't even know that they've gone to the moon for 9 times, 12 walked on the moon and so on. About the 400,000 figure, that's a good point against the moon hoax story, I've never came accross it before in the few "moon hoax" articles that I've read. Thanks for sharing all this information.

Bob Johnson said...

Thanks Zunnur for your comment, yep the 400,000 people involved is quite amazing.

Two Feathers said...

I love your blog so much! I always learn something new when I come here. Thank you Thank you!

I remember in high school, I joined the "Flat Earth Society" just because it aggravated my mother so much. They, of course believe that the lunar landings are a hoax... as is the whole story of the earth being round.

LOL. I wonder if any "flat earthers" are still around...

Bob Johnson said...

LOL, Shirley, look in my link list I have them there, they are a hooot, read their FAQ,s, Thanks for the compliment about learning, much appreciated!

Lisa McGlaun said...

I never really understood the hoax therories. Just because our government was involved doesn't mean there was something shady about it. There have been times in American history where we have accomplished great things. Why can't we just celebrate them without all the conspiracy hoopla?..lol

The movie sounds very interesting. I know my hubby would love to see it.

Peace,
Lisa

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Lisa, your right way too many conspiracy theories out there on this topic, this one as far as I'm concerned really happened, we landed a man on the Moon , no doubt about it. I will be going to see the movie, your right it looks good.

Rose said...

Hi Bob, sounds like an interesting Movie.

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Rose, yea I'm definitely gonna see this one

Astrona said...

Hi Bob, thanks for the post. This will be really interesting.

Bob Johnson said...

Hi Ambrozo, glad I could help you out there, it looks to be very interesting, as well as brining back lots of memories