From the Earth to the Moon (1998)

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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

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 Chris Kraft (5 episodes, 1998)
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Through dramatization, this series relates the story of the conquest of the moon by the Americans, from the Mercury and Gemini projects to the legendary Apollo missions. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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De la Tierra a la Luna  »

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Tom Hanks' introduction to each of the episodes ends with the words "...from the Earth to the Moon" See more »

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In episode 10, when Dave Scott is demonstrating the famous Galileo "feather vs hammer" experiment, he is seen holding the hammer the right way up. The archive footage cut into this shows the hammer wrong way up (so that the head wouldn't catch his glove when dropped). In the final shot, the hammer is right way up again and hits the surface shaft first. See more »

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Ed White: [during his Gemini spacewalk] I could stay out here all day.
Astronaut James McDivitt: Well, let's see what the Flight Director says.
Chris Kraft: Flight Director says get back in!
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The definitive chronicle of the American Space Program.
27 April 1999 | by (Lucas Buck, NC) – See all my reviews

Until the movie Apollo 13 came to the screen, many were unaware, or had forgotten of that event, or of the many facets, the visions, the energies that made up the American Space program in the 1960s. A program with a dictate set forth by President Kennedy: to get men to the moon, and return, safely, before the end of the decade.

This 12-hour (12 x one-hour segments) tribute is the personal mission of two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, a man with a childhood love for the astronauts and the space program, and a man with enough clout to get this big-budget extravaganza made.

Each segment is in and of itself a story, each with a different point-of-view on the major aspects of the program. Certainly the main events-the first manned flight, the Apollo 1 fire, the lunar landing, the Apollo 13 emergency, are all there. But quite differently than what we've seen previously, here we have an opportunity to relive much of the day-to-day, aspects-the politics, the personalities, the emotions, of many, many of the key individuals. The astronauts, the engineers, the administrators, the news people, the wives-they all get wonderfully recognized.

Since I'm about the same age as Mr. Hanks, I admit to being a space freak myself as a youngster-at the time these events actually happened. At that time I waited every week, for Time, Newsweek and Life magazine to give me the pictures, and accounts of the activity at NASA.

It's oh so appropriate to have this wonderful tribute to this important piece of American history.


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