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The Wonder of It All

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Cast:Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Eugene Cernan, Charles Duke, Edgar Mitchell, Harrison Schmitt and John Young

Director:Jeff Roth


Year: 2009


I believe that this nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." These words spoken by President John F. Kennedy in May 1961 changed the lives of twelve men who became known as "Moonwalkers." The Wonder of it All focuses on the rarely told human side of the men behind the Apollo missions through thoughtful and candid accounts from seven Moonwalkers. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, John Young, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt intimately reflect on the training, the tragedies, the camaraderie and the effect their space travel has had on their families. The Wonder of it All honors the men who walked on the moon and became heroes to a nation. They fulfilled the dream of humankind to set foot on another world and, in so doing, forever changed the way we view ourselves.

There has been many Documentaries on space travel and on the Apollo 11 mission but none have been done as well as this one. What separates this from the others is this one introduces us to the astronauts as people just like us, they explain their feelings before and after their missions. It is a personal film that makes you a part of the family as you get to be right there with these men as they talk all about the missions, also you get some detail on things you would not normally know about like what it felt like setting foot on the moon, what the moon dust felt and smelt like. These are all things that never entered your mind before but in this film they become the little things that are important. This is by far the best film I have seen about the space program, it is a wonderful piece of of story-telling that is both entertaining and insightful. If you get a chance to catch this at a local theater do yourself a favor and attend, plus this is a must own when it comes to DVD at a later date. Released by Indican Pictures. ***** Out Of *****