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With Apollo to the moon – CapCom GO!

On 20 July 1969 millions of people sat spellbound in front of televisions and radios for the launch of the Apollo 11 mission. With the radio message "Capcom go!" NASA's ground control confirmed that communications with the astronauts were good – thus giving the go-ahead for what was, until then, the most exciting journey in human history.

In 1961 the then US President John F. Kennedy had set the goal of putting a man on the moon before the end of the decade and safely bringing him back again. And so, shortly before the end of the decade, the eagerly awaited flight to the moon took place – exactly 50 years ago.

The show "Capcom Go!" focuses on the space race to the moon between the USA and the Soviet Union. Witness the huge effort involved in putting the first humans on the moon. Experience the flight to the moon on the huge Planetarium dome, supplemented by interactive live commentary. "Capcom go!" – start of the Apollo adventure!

Capcom Go! was developed by NSC Creative, National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester, United Kingdom.

© 2018 National Space Centre, Leicester and NASA
Producer NSC Creative
Original title Capcom Go! The Apollo Story
Duration 45 minutes (incl. live part)
Language Main programme in German
Translation Simultaneous translations in French / Italian / English (headphones)
Recommended minimum age age 8
Live description of the current sky in German after the main showDoors open 10 minutes before the start. The screening will start on time. No admission is possible after the start of the show. To be on the safe side, please allow 20 minutes to buy tickets and get to the planetarium.

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