DuPont Company and the Apollo Space Program (1969)

Video of the Month
Wednesday, June 19, 2019

This month's featured motion picture is from the William Henry Radebough films collection. Radebough - a public relations consultant and executive at DuPont from 1952 to 1977 - wrote, produced, and directed many films for the Company. 

In 1969, Radebough produced a film about a DuPont product used in the Apollo space program. The film titled "Apollo 9" describes the uses of Kapton Polymide Film aboard the lunar, command, and service modules as part of the spacecraft designed to land men on the moon and return them back to earth. In addition, Kapton Bromide lined the interior of the Apollo astronaut's suits that were designed and manufactured by ILC in Dover, Delaware.

The Apollo 9 mission was the first to fly with all the necessary components for a moon landing. The Apollo 9 and Apollo 10 missions tested critical systems and procedures with the lunar and command modules which led to the successful and historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon in July 1969.

To view additional films from the William Henry Radebough collection at the Hagley Library, please visit our Hagley Digital Archives.