Between 1968 and 1972, nine American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon, and 12 men walked upon its surface. They remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. In the Shadow of the Moon brings together for the first, and very possibly the last, time, surviving crew members from every single Apollo mission which flew to the Moon, and allows them to tell their story in their own words.
This riveting first-hand testimony is interwoven with visually stunning archive material which has been re-mastered from the original NASA film footage – much of it never used before.
The astronauts talk directly to the camera and let their stories flow freely, interwoven with their emotions and anecdotes. The result is an intimate epic, which vividly communicates the daring and the danger, the pride and the passion of this extraordinary era in American history – a quick-paced documentary that will move those who remember those years well and will be extremely captivating for those who have only heard about them.
The participating astronauts include Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Mike Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).
In the Shadow of the Moon is presented by Apollo 13 director Ron Howard.