On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space. But on May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy stood before Congress and declared that America would reach the moon first. This epic film recreates the thrill of the Apollo space race, one of the most extraordinary eras in American history, by combing never-before-seen footage from NASA’s vast archives with modern-day interviews with many of the surviving Apollo astronauts–including Jim Lovell, Gene Cernan, Mike Collins and Buzz Aldrin–all of whom emerge as eloquent, witty, emotional and very human. This awe-inspiring documentary won the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.