On Saturday July 20 and Sunday 21 at 22:17 the Zizkov Tower launched on its mission to the Moon.
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 was once again sent to the cosmos with the aid of special video mapping. We experienced 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 was 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.