Corrected entry: After Gemini 8 reaches Earth orbit, Neil Armstrong tells Houston "We have SECO." SECO is Saturn Engine Cut-Off, which would be the appropriate term on an Apollo flight, as they were all launched on either Saturn V or Saturn I-B boosters. The Gemini missions, on the other hand, used a modified Titan ICBM as their launch vehicle, so speaking of a "Saturn Engine Cut-Off" in the context of a Gemini flight makes no sense.
Factual error: The Apollo 11 flight shows the sky turning from blue to black through the capsule window, then there is an external shot showing a vapour cone forming on the rocket, which is characteristic of low-altitude transonic flight.
Question: A lot of fuss was made over the omission of the lunar flag planting in this movie. However, when I saw the movie in the theater, I distinctly remember seeing the flag on the moon, just not the actual planting. However, that particular shot seems to be missing in the home video release. Does anyone know the reason for this?
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