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The most iconic mission in scientific history, Apollo 11 was the first spacecraft to land people on the moon on July 20, 1969. While the NASA mission has been referenced in countless films over the past five decades, there has been none that could document its history quite like this. Directed by Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) and distributed by NEON, this latest documentary promises to be a cinematic event like no other.

Releasing the official trailer this week, Apollo 11 documents and illustrates one of NASA’s most celebrated missions. Compiled from 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings and crafted with never-before-seen 65mm footage, it is expected to give viewers a unique insight into one of history’s most recognised scientific ventures.

Premiered at Sundance Film Festival this year, the debut film boasts a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes as well as raving reviews from critics hailing from Variety, the Hollywood Reporter and the New York Post. 

“Apollo 11” is a cool, meticulous, at times enthralling documentary that captures the Apollo 11 flight in its entirety through raw footage drawn from the NASA vaults. Some of the footage is 70mm and quite spectacular…”, wrote Variety.

A cinema release date has not yet been disclosed, so in the meantime, check out the official trailer below.

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