Apollo 11 IMAX Film Looks Back at the Moon Mission

The documentary, which will screen at the California Science Center, celebrates both the moon trip and how we watched back on Earth.

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"Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" opens at the IMAX theater at the California Science Center on July 15, 2019.
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"Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" opens at the IMAX theater at the California Science Center on July 15, 2019.
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The documentary includes footage and audio of both the mission as well as the excited observers.
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The area atmosphere ahead of lift-off bristled with excitement.
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A look at campers near the launch site ahead of lift-off.
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And there was much to be excited about: Here's the iconic image of astronaut Buzz Aldrin walking on the moon.
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More scenes from the pre-launch gathering.
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The binoculars were out ahead of the historic event.
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A look at the vast space that held Mission Control.
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Snap: People naturally recorded this beyond-major moment.
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Earthrise, one of the best-known and best-loved images ever. Ever.
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It was a sunshine-filled day at Kennedy Space Center in Florida back in July 1969.
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"Systems check" is captured in this Mission Control moment.
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Members of the press were out in news-detailing force.
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The Apollo 11 launch date? July 16, 1969. It was a day of celebration and wonder for those who were there.
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A footprint for the ages. See this image, and several other known and rare pictures, at the California Science Center IMAX beginning on July 15, 2019. That's when "Apollo 11: First Steps Edition" opens, just ahead of the moon landing's 50th anniversary on July 20, 2019.
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