Retrospective look at the history of space travel. c. 1969
Reel 3. A documentary about the American and Russian space race.
01:37:59 Dramatic voiceover about how after millenniums of airless solitude the moon was just about to receive its first visit. L/S of the launch pad at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Astronauts being prepared for the flight. They wave at cameras and colleagues as they climb aboard a truck to take them to the rocket. Montage sequence of lift off. Various shots of men at control desks and of Apollo 11 taking off.
01:39:47 Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins inside the space craft. Views of the moon as the landing craft approaches. "The Eagle has landed" quote on the soundtrack. Armstrong climbs down the ladder onto the surface of the earth: "It's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." The astronauts raise the American flag and walk on the moon. Soundtrack is the astronaut's conversation. View of the "moon bug" travelling along from the Apollo 11. Ends with the narrator stating of man: "...now in his moment of triumph, though conscious of the vastness of his universe he is poised on the brink of still more challenging exploration."
Note: some parts of this film suffering badly from colour fading. Also quite scratched in parts.