GO FOR LANDING
"GO FOR LANDING" celebrates Apollo 11's upcoming 50th anniversary (July 20, 2019) and recalls in vivid detail the tense, heart-pounding, terror-filled final minutes of the lunar descent when computer alarms were sounding and fuel was running dangerously low.
Starring NASA's Gene Kranz along with co-flight director Glynn Lunney and Guidance Officer (GUIDO) Steve Bales, GO FOR LANDING takes viewers back to the final minutes of that historic lunar descent and first lunar landing.
Film Type:Documentary, Short
Country of Origin:United States
Film Color:ColorOur review
It just happens to be so that I watched this documentary short on the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and one day after I had already seen another documentary about the computer alarm that almost put a stop to the moon landing.
I can’t say that this short documentary does a solid job clear up what the computer error codes 1202 and 1201 entailed, but it remains a more than great and insightful look into the final minutes leading up to the landing.
Reason why this documentary short is such a great and absolutely fascinating one is because of the people involved with it. They managed to get a substantial contribution from the most important people who were inside the control room during the moon landing, such as flight director Gene Kranz, who all help to take you back to that day, even if you weren’t born yet at the time.
The fact that the documentary is a short one also is reason why it has a pleasant flow to it and never drifts off. It’s short but to the point and provides you with lots of great insightful information, with tons of footage from that day and people who were involved with the Apollo 11 mission recalling the events.
Go For Landing was premiered in Florida at the 2019 Central Florida Cinefest.