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"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." These words spoken by President John F. Kennedy in May 1961 changed the lives of twelve men who became known as "Moonwalkers." The Wonder of it All focuses on the rarely told human side of the men behind the Apollo missions through thoughtful and candid accounts from seven Moonwalkers. Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Edgar Mitchell, John Young, Charles Duke, Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt intimately reflect on the training, the tragedies, the camaraderie and the effect their space travel has had on their families. The Wonder of it All honors the men who walked on the moon and became heroes to a nation. They fulfilled the dream of humankind to set foot on another world and, in so doing, forever changed the way we view ourselves. Written by Jeffrey Roth

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20 April 2007 (USA)  »

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$175,000 (estimated)

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$18,988 (USA) (17 July 2009)

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$779,632 (USA) (18 December 2009)
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Eugene Cernan: [about the Apollo 1 fire] It's a cliché to say they didn't die in vain, Grissom, White and Chaffee, but they truly didn't. If it weren't for their sacrifice, and the mistakes we made early on in Apollo to get to the Moon as quickly as we could, we probably would have lost somebody on the way. But they stimulated the re-design of this spacecraft to allow us to get there safely and return home and get the job done; you know, and those three guys have never received the tribute that I think they ...
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Wonder of It All
4 November 2009 | by (Chicago, USA) – See all my reviews

I could not disagree more with the previous posting that criticized "In the Shadow of the Moon". I thought "In the Shadow of the Moon" was exceptionally beautiful and inspiring - slightly more artistically done and poetic, in a way, as a film experience than "The Wonder of It All." "Shadow" did most certainly discuss all the other missions and the groundwork that earlier missions laid for the moon landings, plus the historical background of the entire space program. And the interviews in "Shadow" with Alan Bean and Gene Cernan (among others) were for the landings that followed Apollo 11. So it was not restricted to Apollo 11 only. Plus significant time was spent on Apollo 13. Both The Wonder of It All and In the Shadow of the Moon are important to see and cover similar content. "Shadow" interviews other astronauts while "Wonder" interviews only those who actually walked on the surface of the moon. Both are highly recommended.


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