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In the Shadow of the Moon Review

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The surviving members of NASAs various Apollo missions tell their own sides of the story.

★★★★

Of the 12 human beings who actually set foot on another world, only nine are still with us. In David Sington’s wonderful documentary, the remaining Apollo astronauts recount their lunar experiences directly to camera.

We are treated to good-humoured anecdotes (Michael Collins), glimpses at scientific method (Buzz Aldrin) and an overwhelming sense of a team working together at the right time, for the right reasons.

Almost 40 years after Apollo 11’s historic first moon-landing, the lovingly restored footage still retains power. Even with the reclusive Neil Armstrong sadly absent, the film succeeds as a reminder of human endeavour.

This wonderful documentary succeeds as a reminder of human endeavour.

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