It’s probably the most famous footstep in history. 50 years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped outside Apollo 11 and on to the face of the moon, uttering his famous words, “"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."

Featuring archive footage and authentic audio recordings from the capsule and command module, testimony from an eyewitness in mission control on the day, and expert analysis, The Moon Landing reveals an incredible story: how in the last hour, the historic mission came close to falling apart because of system failures, accidents and sheer bad luck. The documentary focuses on the heroism of the astronauts and the ingenuity of the team back in Houston, who overcame these setbacks and still successfully landed a man on the moon.

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The Moon Landing is packed with surprising details, which reveal a new perspective on a story we think we know. The first thing Neil Armstrong did when he stepped out of the capsule was throw away the trash. The whole moon landing was nearly derailed by the fact that they couldn’t get the door open. And one broken switch could have led to tragedy, had Buzz Aldrin not fixed it with a pen.

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DAVE STEPHENSON

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CHRIS GRAVER

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MSV POST

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HELEN WOLLNER

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LYNNE MORGANS

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EMMA PARKIN

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JACK HOLDEN

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ELLIOT KEW

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THOMAS VINER

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EMMANUELLE NAMIECH

NICK TANNER

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