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Apollo 11 Launch Film

Identifier: MC-110
16mm film of Apollo 11 launch. Includes footage of Lyndon Baines Johnson, Claudia Alta "Lady Bird" Johnson, Johnny Carson, Barry Goldwater, and Hermann Oberth.


  • 1969-07-16

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.5 Linear Feet (1 box)

Biographical / Historical

This film shows the "VIP" section of seating for the Apollo 11 launch. The film shows them going to the stands and then watching the rocket as it takes off. Included are many contemporary celebrties, such as Lyndon B. Johnson, Spiro Agnew, Johnny Carson, Hugh O'Brian, Barry Goldwater, Larry Bird Johnson, and Hermann Oberth.

The above is taken from the description found on the Digital Content page for the collection, which may be found here:

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alan D. Montgomery, 2018

Existence and Location of Copies

Processing Information

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Drew Adan
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama in Huntsville Archives & Special Collections Repository

M. Louis Salmon Library
301 Sparkman Drive
Huntsville, AL 35899 Alabama 35899 United States of America