Set in a stunning 4k resolution, Apollo’s New Moon takes a look at the science we’ve learned from the Apollo lunar program.
The documentary also showcases restored historical footage from the Apollo missions, the moon landing, walking on our moon itself and how we can build a moon base.
The clarity of the images gives viewers a whole new perspective on what it was like to step onto lunar soil and ramble about the alien landscapes.
Furthermore, the documentary captures how teams of astronauts collected evidence that has revolutionized our understanding of the origin of both Earth and the moon.
The Apollo missions set several major human spaceflight milestones. It stands alone in sending crewed missions beyond low Earth orbit.
Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, while the final Apollo 17 mission marked the sixth Moon landing and the ninth crewed mission beyond low Earth orbit.
The Apollo missions returned 842 pounds (382 kg) of lunar rocks and soil to Earth, greatly contributing to the understanding of the Moon’s composition and geological history.
The Apollo program laid the foundation for NASA’s subsequent human spaceflight capability and funded construction of its Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center.
Apollo also spurred advances in many areas of technology incidental to rocketry and human spaceflight, including avionics, telecommunications, and computers.
- Release date2019
- Full runtime
- Director(s)David Sky Brody
- Part of the seriesSpacerip
- Production companyThomas Lucas Productions, Inc