As you may know, Neil has avoided media attention, and lived almost as a recluse, in the 43 years since he became the first person to step onto the lunar surface. Somehow this Australian outfit (CPA Australia) persuaded him to break his silence and tell his own story of this historic event. One thing that comes over strongly, is his humility despite the fact that his name will remain in the history books for centuries to come! The first video is about his growing up, and how he developed his interest in aircraft - which shaped his career. The second and third recount the journey to the moon, and the events on the surface. The fourth was the most fascinating for me as Neil expresses his views about what is happening now to the US space program. Also it contains some remarkable footage which, I hope, will finally lay to rest the conspiracy theories that the whole Apollo program was a hoax.
Neil recounts the last 3 minutes of Eagle's descent to the moon's surface using a combination of film footage taken out of the lunar module window, and data from Google moon. Using the descent trajectory data, and lunar surface detail taken from the Google moon data set, the view from the window has been reconstructed. The virtual view and the NASA film of the original descent are shown side by side in the video, to show that they are identical (see still pictures below). The interesting thing is that the original film footage could not have been hoaxed in 1969, because they just didn't have the lunar surface detail available at that time. Awesome!