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Guenter Wendt (1923–2010)

Guenter Wendt was born on August 28, 1923 in Berlin, Germany. He is known for his work on From the Earth to the Moon (1998), In Search of Liberty Bell 7 (1999) and Moon Shot (1994). He was married to Herma Riggert. He died on May 3, 2010 in Merritt Island, Florida, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon Miscellaneous Crew
(1998)
Moon Shot
Moon Shot Himself - Launch Pad Director
(1994)
Did We Go?
Did We Go? Himself
(2005)

Filmography

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 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (technical consultant - 12 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (technical consultant)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (technical consultant)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (technical consultant)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (technical consultant)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (technical consultant)
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 1999 In Search of Liberty Bell 7 (TV Movie documentary) (special thanks)
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 2005 Did We Go? (Video documentary)
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 1999 In Search of Liberty Bell 7 (TV Movie documentary)
Himself
 1998 HBO First Look (TV Series documentary short)
Himself
 1996 Turning Point (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Apollo Pad Leader
- Race to the Moon: The Tragedy of Apollo One (1996) ... Himself - Apollo Pad Leader
 1994 Moon Shot (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Launch Pad Director (voice, as Gunther Wendt)
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Alternate Names:

Gunther Wendt
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Personal Quote:

[on what was going through his mind before the historic Apollo 11 mission] You are not thinking 'They are going to the moon'. [You are thinking] 'I got 148 items that must be completed' [before launch].

Trivia:

He was in charge at the Cape Canaveral launch pad for most of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo missions. He was often the last person the astronauts saw before the hatch was closed. See more »

Nickname:

The Pad Fuehrer

Star Sign:

Virgo

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