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.
'1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition' of USAF Strategic Air Command units in the United States. Seal of '1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. An SAC officer speaks on the dais. SAC units disembark an aircraft. A sign reads : 'Welcome, 1969 SAC Missile Combat Competition'. The SAC units enters a building. The personnel receive well wishes. The SAC personnel work on various equipment during the competition. An announcer makes an announcement during the award ceremony. General Bruce K. Holloway, Commander-in-Chief of the SAC speaks. General Holloway congratulates each SAC personnel. The SAC personnel applaud. The award is given for the best maintenance wing and the best minute man wing
Larry McKibben, Iowa representative for the Selective Service Youth Advisory Committee, interrupts the December 1969 draft lottery to read a statement. He claims his statement is written by 14 youth members protesting the removal of the Michigan and Alaska youth delegates after their refusal to draw birth dates for the lottery. The draft lottery continues after the statement is read.
A journalist questions U.S. President Richard Nixon about his income tax returns during a press conference in Orlando, Florida. The journalist mentions the amount of income tax paid by the President in years 1970 and 1971. He asks the President about the accuracy of these figures as well as his opinion on disclosing of personal finance by an elected official. The President responds that he has disclosed his personal finance. He briefly discusses his income tax returns for the past recent years. He states that the former President Lyndon Baines Johnson had told him that under the 1969 law, the Presidential or the Vice Presidential papers given to the Governor could be taken as a deduction from the tax. The President states that he has submitted his Vice Presidential paper for this purpose. He talks about his papers and notes. He states that he did what he was told.
Narrator Lee Marvin standing on a seashore. U.S. astronauts heading to their capsule for launch on mission to first man on the moon. Launch service structures falling away, as rocket launch is completing countdown in launch of Saturn V rocket carrying Apollo 11 mission to the moon. View of Mission Control operations center during Apollo 11. Glimpse of the earth from the moon and sound of Neil Armstrong on radio to Houston Control Center, "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." View shifts to Houston Control Center. View of the Lunar Module, Eagle, descending and landing on the moon surface, July 20, 1969. Next, a view of Neil Armstrong descending ladder from the Lunar lander and taking the first step onto the moon by a human, and then moving about on the lunar surface, on July 21, 1969. View of seashore, again, where birds are walking on the wet sand. Flock of birds flying above breaking surf. Aerial view of Hoover Dam. A road being built in rugged wilderness. View of the Panama Canal. Aerial view from helicopter flying very close to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.