‘Moon Beat’ Selected to Launch Apollo XI 40th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Black Tie Gala Event Will Feature Special Presentation Clip From Award-Winning Documentary Film; Space Frontier Foundation To Honor Apollo XI, Announce NewSpace Industry Awards
By: Kevin Stirling
Moon Beat The Movie Website
Moon Beat The Movie Website
July 17, 2009 - PRLog -- ‘Moon Beat’ the award-winning Apollo XI documentary featuring top news reporters and senior NASA officials will be featured during the July 20th black tie gala dinner set to conclude the NewSpace 2009 Conference being held at NASA Ames Research Center. The celebratory gala event will also feature keynote speakers Peter Diamandis, Rick Tumlinson, and David Webb, along with the presentation of the Space Frontier Foundation’s NewSpace Industry Awards, and announcement of the Heinlein NewSpace Business Plan Competition winner.

“This is a great honor and I am delighted to present this special presentation clip from ‘Moon Beat’ on this 40th anniversary of Apollo XI,” said Moon Beat Director/Producer Kevin Stirling. “Apollo XI embodies the ‘can-do’ ‘find-a-way’ great American-spirit of overcoming obstacles and achieving goals. As we look to the future of space exploration, it is important that we also look to the past and the remarkable success of Apollo XI, and ‘Moon Beat’ seeks to retell this timeless tale to a new generation,” said Stirling.

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The evening will also include an appearance from Bob Richards, CEO of Odyssey Moon, who will present a tribute to the 40th anniversary of this monumental achievement and look toward future moon missions. The Apollo XI Anniversary Gala is a chance for those inspired by our footprints on the moon to rekindle the ambition that launched the Apollo program and share their plans of returning to our celestial neighbor.

As part of the evening’s festivities, guests will view a special presentation clip from the award-winning documentary, Moon Beat, which recalls the 1960’s space race leading up to the flight of Apollo 11 from the point of view of the news reporters who covered this momentous time. Events from President Kennedy’s igniting speech to Jack W. King’s (Voice of Apollo) exhilarating launch countdowns are recalled by correspondents including John Noble Wilford, New York Times, Al Neuharth, founder of USA Today, Reg Turnill, BBC Aerospace, Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal, Miles O’ Brien, former CNN Science Correspondent and many others.

The documentary film also features interviews with: George Alexander, Mark Bloom, Kay Bloom, Sue Butler, Bob Button, Henry S. F. Cooper, Jr., Donald C. Drake, Hugh W. Harris, Arthur Hill, Leon Jaroff, Bill Larson, Victor McElheny, Jesco von Puttkamer, Jeff Thompson, John J. Wilhelm, George Wilson and Wolfgang Will.

For More Information:
Moon Beat: www.moonbeatthemovie.com
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1399582/maindetails
Tags:Nasa, Apollo 11, Space, Reporter, New York Times, Moon Landing, Houston, Jfk, July 20, 1969, One Small Step
Industry:Aerospace, Media, Science
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