On July 1969 a three-member team of astronauts ventured one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind. 50 years since landing on the Moon the legendary rocket ship launches again, this time from Zizkov TV Tower in Prague.
The Tower is similar to the original rocketship in terms of shape and measurements. Apollo 11 will once again be sent to the cosmos with the aid of special video mapping. We will experience the rumble of takeoff and cloud of smoke as the rocket launches.
The event Moon 50: Back To The Moon commemorates the complete space mission – launch of the rocket, time the astronauts spent on the Moon and their splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Accompanying the program will be the introduction of every Apollo mission- From JFK’s historic speech in 1961 until the last flight to the Moon in 1972.
This unique event in Prague is also happening on a worldwide scale. It came together absolutely spontaneously, from the initial excitement of few friends who wanted to celebrate this landmark occasion in human history.
17:45 The Last Flight of Petr Ginz
Incredible and moving documentary about a young Jewish boy who in a concentration camp imagines himself on the moon and which he draws. His pictures now Orbit in space. (Kind thanks to director Sandra Dickson for approving the screening.)
19:00 From the Earth to the Moon and back with Jakub Kohák & guests:
Jakub Rozehnal – Director of Planetarium Prague, Prof. Petr Kulhánek – popularizer of astrophysics, Jan Spratek from the European Space Education Resource Office, Marek Aldorf (ESA BIC Prague) and other important guests. Interviews are accompanied by the Prague Film Orchestra on Saturday and The Breakers on Sunday.
22:17 Launch of Saturn V Rocket
Flight of Apollo 11 to the Moon. Video mapping on the Zizkov Tower.
22:50 Last Man on the Moon (Sunday)
Night Silent Cinema
Without our respected partners we could never have started our journey ‘Back to the Moon’. For steps small and big, for all the courage and support, we cordially thank you all!
For personal involvement we offer special thanks to Tomáš Čupr and Miroslav Singer.