In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, join us in the Rotunda Room of Old City Hall for a special moon landing film screening of the Smithsonian Channel movie “The Day We Walked On the Moon.”
The documentary tells the story of this defining moment in our history. Interviews with key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong shine a light on the mission’s dangers and how close it came to failure. Pop culture notables such as Queen guitarist and doctor of astrophysics Brian May describe where they were and what they felt during the moon landing. This film screening offers an in-depth look at one of the most important 24-hour periods in history.
The documentary also features the Lunar Module “Eagle,” now housed at the National Air & Space Museum, and interviews with Smithsonian curator Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony.