UFA-Dabei 678/1969 22.07.1969


01 Heinemann in Berlin top US military aircraft turning on airfield image filling. Heinemann and wife get off plane. Welcome by Schütz and Mrs. Ms. Heinemann with flowers. Heinemann is in addition to contactor. Heinemann speaks interview at the airfield, big, him Schütz: "love Berlin. This begins the first official visit, I'm in my new Office. He is Berlin. I said after my election, that I often would come to Berlin, this is just the beginning. We all do not leave Berlin. In these days of my stay in Berlin the reminder that the assassination attempt on Hitler was made 25 years ago is. Rotating propeller, great.

02. 20 July 1944 a day in July - title background: cityscape of Berlin, balloon. Flight over Berlin. Aerial photographs. The Kurfürstendamm. Kranzler. Additional people. Driving record high-rise. 1944: driving record to ruins over. Street names. Goerdeler dam, Delp line, stauffenbergstraße. Plötzensee Memorial. Prison pictures to the text of the "Moabiter sonnets" by Albrecht Haushofer, executed on the last days of the war. Latticed Windows. Cell. Prison corridors. Door to the prison church opens. Benches of the Church. Stairs and corridors. Execution site with hooks for hanging, large.

03. moon flight Apollo XI breakdown from ZL 1017 / 4 - same section. One small step for man - one giant leap for mankind. Moon station Cape Kennedy. Rocket launch site. Car from onlookers. Tents and caravans. Remote cookie cutter, built up. Journalists in News Center. Make a call. Writing by typewriter. Start Control Panel Houston XI of Apollo. Rocket launch from the bottom. The spaceman in rocket, Board books float floating in space. Lunar module approaching moon. Images of the surface of the moon. Foot of Armstrong enters moon. Armstrong on the moon. Aldrin jumps from ladder. Solar wind blade is situated by the astronauts. Armstrong and aldrin hoist the American flag. Weightless running on the moon. Nixon on the phone with the astronauts. Control Center Houston. Trick of the upgrade of the lunar module and the Abkoppelns. Photo of the astronauts Armstrong, aldrin and Collins. Moon station Cape Kennedy. Giant vans transported rocket. Rocket at launch site.

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Aldrin; Armstrong, Neil; Collins, Joan; Heinemann, Gustav; Nixon, Richard; Schütz, Klaus


Berlin; Cape Kennedy


Sachindex Wochenschauen; Justice; News, communications; Postal, postal services; Rockets; Aerospace; Reviews; State visits (inside); Townscapes: Germany; Debris; People; Crime; Science and research; Flugzeugwesen, Flugwesen; aerial photographs; Anniversaries, Jubilees, birthdays; Judiciary; transport


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Weekly Newsreel

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UFA-Dabei 678/1969

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Bupräs. Heinemann in Berlin camera: Pahl a day in July 20 July 1944 origin: archive a small Apollo cut for the people - one giant leap for mankind Neil arm strong XI landing on the Moon camera: fire, Luppa, Pahl, Wiers origin: Fox pool France at the beginning and end of total length

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50th Anniversary—The First Man on the Moon (July 21, 1969)

“That’s one small step for man, a giant leap for mankind” are Neil Armstrong’s famous words when he steps on the moon for the first time in human history. More than half a billion people watch the event live on their TV screens. Not only is the moon landing the first global television spectacle but it is also the pinnacle in the space race between the USA and the Soviet Union. After the “Sputnik crisis” had paralyzed the USA, President John F. Kennedy announced the goal to send a man to the moon and safely back to earth before the end of the decade. He launches the Apollo program, which receives up to 4 percent of the yearly federal budget and employs up to 400,000 people. A prominent employee was the German engineer Wernher von Braun, who had developed the V2-rocket during the Third Reich.   

After the completion of several test runs Kennedy’s vision becomes reality with the Apollo 11 mission, shortly before his self-proclaimed deadline. On July 16, 1969 a Saturn-V-rocket with three astronauts aboard is launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Three days later they reach the lunar orbit. While Michael Collins flies the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin continue on the Apollo lunar module Eagle and land on the moon the following day. A few hours later—on July 21 at 02:56:20 UTC—they enter the lunar surface, plant a US flag, deploy measurement tools and take a variety of samples. After a 2.5-hour walk on the moon they return to the Columbia, which splashes down in the Pacific Ocean on July 24th. 

Following a three-week-quarantine the Apollo heroes are received with a ticker-tape-parade in New York City. In October 1969 the three astronauts visit West Berlin as part of a goodwill tour that takes them to 22 countries.  

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