Apollo Six

2015  8:15  (clip above)

A glimpse of earth at a turbulent time from the window of an unmanned spacecraft.
Apollo six was launched April 4, 1968, the same day Martin Luther King was shot and killed in Memphis Tennessee. It immediately experienced bad vibrations causing it to burn its engines and fall into a strange orbit. Its command service module survived and landed 10 hours after its launch, 43 miles off target in the waters off Hawaii.

Hand drawn and stop motion animation, live action footage

Original composition by Jordan Dykstra, performed by the Jordan Dykstra Large Ensemble