United States Embassy Hosts Under the Moon Screening of Apollo 11

Media Advisory
July 18, 2019
For Immediate Release

United States Embassy Hosts Under the Moon Screening of Apollo 11


OTTAWA – The United States Embassy in Ottawa will host an outdoor screening of the film Apollo 11 on Saturday, July 20, on the historic grounds of Lornado, the official residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. The date will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

Media are invited to cover the invitation-only event, which will include a joint announcement on the Canadian Space Agency’s (CSA’s) participation in the NASA International Internship (NASA I2) Program and the United States Embassy’s financial support of Canadian student internships under this program. The announcement will be made by U.S. Embassy Ottawa Deputy Chief of Mission Richard Mills and CSA Director General of Space Science and Technologies, Marie-Claude Guérard.

American and Canadian scientists and engineers worked together to create the technology that put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the Moon on July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 tells the story of those who pioneered that journey. Director Todd Douglas Miller uses previously unreleased 70mm footage to take the audience alongside Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on their historic trip to the Moon.

Media must pre-register by emailing ottawa-press@state.gov no later than close of business on Thursday, July 18. Government-issued photo ID is required. Media should arrive at the Lisgar Road Entrance (1500 Lisgar Rd.) no later than 8 p.m. for security screening.