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The World Was Gripped by the Apollo 11 Launch

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The World Was Gripped by the Apollo 11 Launch

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It was the morning of July 16, 1969; the culmination of a decade-long American quest, first articulated by President John F. Kennedy, to put a man on the moon.

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On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch of Apollo 11. Over the next few days, the world watched on with wonder and rapture as humankind prepared for its "one giant leap" onto the moon--and into history. Witness this incredible day, presented through stunning, remastered footage and interviews that takes you behind-the-scenes and inside the spacecraft, Mission Control, and the homes of the astronaut's families.

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