Clip opens with footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon for the first time, on July 20, 1969 during the NASA Apollo 11 mission. Audio includes Armstrong in discussion with Mission Control about the Eagle lunar module landing, the perceived consistency of the lunar surface, and Armstrong's famous "One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" statement. View of the Apollo 11 Saturn V rocket from Launch Complex 39 at the John F Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Cape Canaveral Florida, United States. Various camera angles showing the Saturn V rocket in and outside of a hangar, and the Saturn V in its launch pad. Audio during rocket scenes includes President Kennedy expressing the United States "goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." Also heard is Lyndon Johnson remarking on American space accomplishments that "we stand ready to share for the benefit of all mankind." Richard Nixon is also heard saying "let us go the new worlds together; not as new worlds to be conquered, but as an adventure to be shared." View of treads of a tracked vehicle moving forward on the surface of the moon.
Astronauts on lunar surface during Apollo 11 mission, launched from Complex 39 at the John F. Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. On July 19 Apollo 11 passes behind the Moon. View of the earth. On July 20 1969 the lunar module (LM) Eagle separated from the command module Columbia. The lunar module (LM) Eagle after separation from the command module Columbia. The lunar module (LM) Eagle descends on the surface of moon.
Cape Kennedy, Florida. Saturn Rocket, with Apollo 11 payload, on launch pad. Rocket is ignited. Flames of the burning rocket engine. Gantry arms disengage and move away from the sides of the rocket. On the side of the rocket is written 'USA'. Rocket rises in fire and smoke. Spectators and photographers watch the rocket launch. View from ground of the climbing rocket.
U.S. President and Mrs. Nixon are welcomed by crowd of well wishers after arriving at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, in Florida, to witness the launch of the Apollo 12 moon mission. The weather is rainy and many in the crowd hold umbrellas. The Nixons mingle with the crowd and the President signs a number of autographs.
U.S. President John Kennedy attends the first ballgame played at the new $20 million District of Columbia Stadium, or DC Stadium, in April 1962. 45,000 spectators in stands for the opening of the stadium and the Major League Baseball season. Glimpse of the new DC Stadium in Washington, DC, filled with baseball fans. President John F. Kennedy enters the ballpark, accompanied by David Francis Powers, and proceeds toward seats bearing the Presidential seal. Spectators in nearby seats stand to greet the President, and several shake his hand. Scene shifts to players and newsmen on the field all focused on President Kennedy. News photographers are busy photographing him. Camera shifts to President Kennedy making a long throw followed by the ballplayers scrambling for it on the ballfield. View of the President smiling after his throw, with Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen standing to his left, and slightly behind him, and David Powers to his right. Senator George Smathers of Florida is laughing behind them. The President bends down momentarily revealing Senator Mike Mansfield of Montana, directly behind him and Special Assistant to the President Lawrence “Larry” O’Brien, at Mansfield's right. Associate Press Secretary Andrew Hatcher, wearing sun glasses is behind and to left of Dirksen. Closeup of Home plate umpire Charlie Berry shouting "Play Ball!" after brief rain delay. Lights are on during daytime as game is played. Washington Senators player hits single to left field. Senators go on to beat the visiting Detroit Tigers 4-1. (Note: The stadium was later renamed Robert F. Kennedy Stadium, or RFK Stadium, in 1969).
Last few seconds of countdown for launch of Apollo11 from Cape Kennedy in Florida. Saturn Rocket ignites and commences ascent carrying Apollo11 on the first manned mission to moon. The crew includes Neil A Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E Aldrin.