For All Mankind

For All Mankind is a 1989 documentary film documenting the Apollo missions of NASA.

The film provides 80 minutes of real NASA footage, taken on the Apollo missions of the 1960s and 1970s. The focus of the documentary is on the human views of the space flights, and the original mission footage is provided along with the voices of the astronauts, from interviews and from the actual mission recordings. Among those providing narration are Jim Lovell, Michael Collins, Charles Conrad, Jack Swigert, and Ken Mattingly.

Music for the film was originally composed in 1983 by Brian Eno and released as an album entitled Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks. By the time of the film’s release in 1989, some of the album tracks had been replaced by other pieces by Eno and other artists, which can be found on the album Music for Films III.

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