Memories Of The Space Ageby omoo22 | created - 31 Aug 2012 | updated - 31 Aug 2012 | Public
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1. Destination Moon (1950)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon.
Votes: 2,912 | Gross: $5.00M
3. Men Into Space (1959–1960)
30 min | Sci-Fi
The more-or-less realistic adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.
5. Moon Pilot (1962)
Not Rated | 98 min | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Away on a short leave before an upcoming moon launch, a NASA astronaut disappears and is feared kidnapped when the security services learn about his friendship with a suspected foreign female spy.
6. Countdown (1967)
Unrated | 101 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller
Desperate to reach the moon first, N.A.S.A. sends a man and shelter separately, one-way. He must find it to survive. He can't return until Apollo is ready.
7. Marooned (1969)
G | 134 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Three American astronauts are stranded in space when their retros won't fire. Can they be rescued before their oxygen runs out?
Votes: 3,839 | Gross: $4.35M
8. Ukroshcheniye ognya (1972)
166 min | Biography, Drama, History
About Russian space program and missile industry, and it's founder Sergei P. Korolev, from the 1920s to the first man in space in 1961.
10. Stowaway to the Moon (1975 TV Movie)
100 min | Sci-Fi, Family
An 11 year old boy, who has always been fascinated by space and astronauts, wishes he could go into space also. So of course it should be easy to get into Cape Kennedy, up the launch tower,... See full summary »
11. Capricorn One (1977)
PG | 123 min | Action, Thriller
A N.A.S.A. Mars mission won't work, and its funding is endangered, so they decide to fake it just this once. But then they have to keep the secret.
13. My Life as a Dog (1985)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.
Votes: 15,871 | Gross: $8.35M
16. Apollo 13 (I) (1995)
PG | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, History
NASA must devise a strategy to return Apollo 13 to Earth safely after the spacecraft undergoes massive internal damage putting the lives of the three astronauts on board in jeopardy.
Votes: 226,952 | Gross: $173.84M
17. Apollo 11 (1996 TV Movie)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fearful that the Russians would continue their lead in the space race and be the first to put a man on the moon, NASA felt an enormous pressure to push the Apollo Program forward as quickly... See full summary »
20. October Sky (1999)
PG | 108 min | Biography, Drama, Family
The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes.
Votes: 70,119 | Gross: $32.48M
22. Space Race (2005– )
240 min | Documentary, Drama
The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on ... See full summary »
25. Pervye sovetskie sputniki Zemli (1957)
39 min | Documentary
A summary of the soviet air and space achievements as of the end of 1957 culminating in the launch of the world's satellite Sputnik 1 followed by the launch of the heavier Sputnik 2 with world's first animal on board - space dog Laika.
30. NASA: 25 Years (1983 Video)
A collection of NASA films, from Project Mercury to the Space Shuttle.
32. The Other Side of the Moon (1990)
90 min | Documentary
Features eight Apollo astronauts who intimately share their experience of going to the moon, describing what happened to them while they were there, and how their lives have been shaped by the experience in the 20 years after.
35. History Undercover: Secrets of Soviet Space Disasters (1999 TV Movie)
TV-PG | Documentary
Deadly accidents and failures of the Soviet Union's space program are revealed.
Star: Arthur Kent
38. Opération lune (2002 TV Movie)
52 min | Comedy, Drama
This hard-hitting mockumentary exposes how Stanley Kubrick faked the 1969 moon landing, with seeming-endorsements from many key players in NASA and the US government.
39. Rocket Science (2002–2003)
46 min | Documentary
Rocket sleds scream across the New Mexico desert. Air Force pilots soar to the edge of space, and one even parachutes back, breaking the sound barrier as he does so. American astronauts ... See full summary »
40. Failure Is Not an Option (2003 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Documentary, History
A history of the U.S. manned space program from Mercury to Apollo 17, as seen by the men of Mission Control.
41. The Mighty Saturns Part I: The Early Saturns (2003 Video)
The history, development, specifications, accomplishments, and launch footage of America's first heavy-lift space launch vehicles, the Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets.
Unrated | 40 min | Documentary, Animation, Short
This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »
Votes: 841 | Gross: $34.14M
48. Orphans of Apollo (2008)
Unrated | 52 min | Documentary
Join this band of rebels out to change the course of history in space, as they board a private Gulf Stream jet, fly to Russia, negotiate one of the most remarkable business deals of the final frontier.
49. When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )
Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »
52. Moon Beat (2009)
Moon Beat re-examines the epic 1969 flight of Apollo XI, on it's 40th anniversary, with a behind-the-scenes look from top NASA officials and many leading journalists who covered the first ... See full summary »
53. Yuri Gagarin Conspiracy: Fallen Idol (2009 Video)
PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary
Would you be shocked to find out that the greatest moment of our recent history in space may not have happened at all?
Votes: 16 | Gross: $0.01M
"Destination Moon" is the third in the trio of documentaries about the beginnings of the space age. It documents JPL's ambitious plan to beat the Soviet Union in robotic space exploration ... See full summary »