Toshiba Vision Screens Broadcast Historic NASA Footage to Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission to the Moon

Toshiba Vision Screens salute the 45th anniversary of First Moon Landing and Walk by broadcasting video footage from NASA.

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New York, NY (PRWEB) July 20, 2014

Toshiba celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 space mission with a special video from NASA that aired high atop One Times Square on the Toshiba Vision Screens, on Sunday, July 20th. A second video is set to air later tonight.

The first video aired at 4:18 PM EST which was the exact moment 45 years ago that Neil Armstrong radioed to mission control in Houston, Texas that “The Eagle has landed” on the moon. After a 60-second countdown, the video featured earth-shattering, NASA footage of the Apollo 11 mission from the launch on July 16th, to the landing and first ever moon walk on July 20th and the spacecraft’s return to Earth on July 24th.

After another 60 second countdown, the second video is set to air at 10:56 PM EST, the same exact time that Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon, writing himself into the history books with the quote, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The video on the Toshiba Vision Screen will feature a one minute long, side-by-side film, where one side is the original 1969 televised video of Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon and on the other, is a restored version from 2009.

“July 20th, 1969 is one of the most significant dates in space and aeronautic history. We at Toshiba were honored to be part of celebrating this momentous occasion in which these two historic videos where shown to millions of viewers in Times Square,” said Eddie Temistokle, Sr. Manager Corp. Communication & CSR Toshiba America Inc.

To view the first video, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/hd/apollo11_hdpage.html#.U8k42_ldXzg and click on Apollo 11 Introduction.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into five strategic business domains: Energy & Infrastructure, Community Solutions, Healthcare Systems & Services, Electronic Devices & Components, and Lifestyles Products & Services. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations towards securing “Growth Through Creativity and Innovation”, and is contributing to the achievement of a world in which people everywhere live in safe, secure and comfortable society.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of over 590 consolidated companies employing over 200,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 6.5 trillion yen (US$63 billion).

To find out more about Toshiba, visit http://www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm.

About Toshiba Vision
Prominently positioned below the world-famous New Year countdown ball in New York City’s Times Square business and entertainment district, Toshiba’s massive dual LED signboards, known collectively as “TOSHIBA VISION,” serve a variety of promotional and public-service functions. In addition to illuminating the annual New Year countdown for upwards of 1 billion celebrants worldwide, the Interlocking System connects both boards in brilliant seasonal displays and animated sporting events. From atop One Times Square Building, one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world, TOSHIBA VISION ensures superb domestic and international media exposure, providing the Toshiba brand with unrivalled quantitative and qualitative promotional benefits. For more information on the TOSHIBA VISION LED signboards please visit http://www.facebook.com/ToshibaInnovation.