The Apollo program was a true testament of the human race’s ability to dream, overcome, and achieve the impossible. It was first conceived during the presidency of Dwight D. Eisenhower. President Kennedy later declared the national goal of “landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth.” By the end of 1960’s, the goal had been achieved.
On the 40th anniversary of the final flight, Apollo 17 in December 1972, we offer this video as a tribute to these historic missions. The video is a journey through each manned Apollo mission, from the most tragic to the most triumphant. Actual astronaut photography and audio will put you in the footsteps of the astronauts who risked their lives for the advancement of science and exploration.