For All Mankind NASA

The original version of the documentary film had no narration, and simply featured 35mm footage of the Apollo moon missions collected together roughly chronologically, and set to Brian Eno’s soundtrack as it appears on the album. Although the film had a limited theatrical runs at art house cinemas in some US cities, audience response was lukewarm. The filmmakers still felt the film could do better if it reached a wider audience, and so they re-edited the film, added commentaries from the Apollo astronauts and ground crew, re-structured the music, and re-titled the film in the process. Various edits of the film were shown to test audiences for further refining. As all this was going on, the film’s release was delayed until 1989.