Apollo 11 Movie Poster

Goofs from Apollo 11

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  • In the sequence showing the undocking of the lunar module from the command module prior to landing on the moon, the lunar module shown is not Apollo 11 Eagle. Eagle was the only LEM with a full black paint on it's right side (left side viewing from the front); the lunar module shown in the movie has half-black half-silver on both sides of the LEM.
  • The sequence showing from inside the second stage, showing the third stage igniting, moving away, and the second stage opening drifting to view the earth, is not from the Apollo 11 mission; it's from the Apollo 4 unmanned test mission.
  • When the returning Apollo 11 blasts away from moon orbit, there is a dual visual display showing elapsed rocket burn time and spacecraft speed. The speed rapidly increases to just over 5500 mph during the rocket burn, and then the rocket cuts off. But the speed continues to increase for a few more moments. In reality, the speed would have stopped increasing the instant the rocket cut off. This is not an error as the residual bleed of the engine slowly being shut off will result in a slight continuation of acceleration.
  • In the mission control center at 1:08:02 in the movie there is a small monitor behind the three men showing the takeoff from the Moon. As far as I know there was no camera on the Moon's surface to catch the takeoff on the Apollo 11 misson...
  • Considering that this is a prerecorded show, it is unacceptable that the closed captions provided do not sync with the voices, but are several seconds behind as though it is a live broadcast.
  • Considering that this is a prerecorded show, it is unacceptable that the closed captions provided do not sync with the voices, but are several seconds behind as though it is a live broadcast.
  • The incident involving Buzz Aldrin's bio-med sensors going out, leading him to crack wise, saying, "I promise I will let you know if I stop breathing," occurred during the return voyage, on day 8 of the mission, but is depicted (at approx 48 minutes into the film) as happening during the approach to the moon before the separation of the command and lunar modules.
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