A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.
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The crew members of NASA's Apollo missions tell their story in their own words.

Director: David Sington
Stars: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Stephen Armstrong
Space Race (TV Series 2005)
Documentary | Drama
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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 »

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When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.

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Documentary | History
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Documentary | History
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Wonders of the Solar System (TV Mini-Series 2010)
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Robert Seamans ...
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Bill Stoney ...
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Sonny Morea ...
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Cliff Hess ...
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Tom Herrala ...
 Himself - Hamilton Standard (1 episode, 2008)
David Mindell ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
George Phelps ...
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Joshua Stoff ...
 Himself - Historian (1 episode, 2008)
Bill Ayrey ...
 Himself - Spacesuit Historian (1 episode, 2008)
Don Brincka ...
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Bill Causey ...
 Himself - Biographer (1 episode, 2008)
Konrad Dannenberg ...
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Joe Kosmo ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Dale Myers ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Donald Binns ...
 Himself - North American Aviation (1 episode, 2008)
Ken Thomas ...
 Himself - Spacesuit Historian (1 episode, 2008)
Mike Vaccaro ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Aaron Cohen ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Chip Collins ...
 Himself - Test Pilot (1 episode, 2008)
Joe Gavin ...
 Himself - Grumman (1 episode, 2008)
Homer Reihm ...
 Himself - ILC (1 episode, 2008)
Sam Romano ...
 Himself - GM (1 episode, 2008)
Bob Schwinghamer ...
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Ron Creel ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Dick Dunne ...
 Himself - Grumman (1 episode, 2008)
Eleanor Foraker ...
 Herself - ILC (1 episode, 2008)
Jerry Gilmore ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
George Jeffs ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Bill Lucas ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Earl Bahl ...
 Himself - Hamilton Standard (1 episode, 2008)
Dick Battin ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Ferenc Paulics ...
 Himself - GM (1 episode, 2008)
Lynn Radcliff ...
 Herself - Grumman (1 episode, 2008)
Wil Swan ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Eldon Hall ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Don Rethke ...
 Himself - Hamilton Standard (1 episode, 2008)
Steve Rocamboli ...
 Himself - Grumman (1 episode, 2008)
Otha Vaughan ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Mike Vucelic ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Harlan Brose ...
 Himself - Hamilton Standard (1 episode, 2008)
Frank Demattia ...
 Himself - Rockwell (1 episode, 2008)
Jerry Goodman ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Don Lickly ...
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David Jennings ...
 Himself - Hamilton Standard (1 episode, 2008)
Alex Kosmala ...
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Dick Wild ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Jerry Florey ...
 Himself - Rockwell (1 episode, 2008)
Leo Junen ...
 Himself - Grumman (1 episode, 2008)
Fred Martin ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Tom Sylvester ...
 Himself - ILC (1 episode, 2008)
Gene Cowart ...
 Himself - Boeing (1 episode, 2008)
Hal Laning ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Jim LeBlanc ...
 Himself - NASA Suit Tester (1 episode, 2008)
Frank Samonski ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Don Eyles ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Jim Sisson ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Margaret Hamilton ...
 Herself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Dave Scott ...
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Ed Fendell ...
 Himself - Flight Director (1 episode, 2008)
Malcolm Johnston ...
 Himself - MIT (1 episode, 2008)
Bill Tindall ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
John R. Garman ...
 Himself - NASA (1 episode, 2008)
Charles Lowry ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
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Jack Clemons ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Dan Lickly ...
 Himself - Apollo Engineer (1 episode, 2008)
Frank Borman ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2008)
Charles Duke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2008)
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A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.

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While discussing the first inertial navigation system, the person being interviewed described the aircraft performing that first test as a bomber, when in fact it was a C-97 Stratotanker, which was a Cargo Aircraft. See more »

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This one is for the guys backstage
11 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know, when you go to a concert, you're there to see a band. It's just a few people at most on stage. Behind that band are scores of people to put on the show. That's what Moon Machines is really about.

It goes away from focusing on the astronauts and mission specifics. It concentrates on building the machines to take humans to the moon and bring them back alive. It's very touching to see all of these engineers and project managers from back in the day. Most of these people I'd never heard of. Without them nothing would have gotten off the ground.

It really makes you think that over 400,000 people had to get their job done right. If one person made one mistake, lives could have been lost. Case in point is Apollo XIII with a simple short in a wire causing that explosion. Thankfully resources were available enough to re-purpose the spacecraft as a lifeboat.

You'll be taken from concept, to creation to implementation. You'll get to see and hear about multiple design challenges and failures. Some these failures and challenges put the program in jeopardy or halted it altogether, such as Apollo I.

I really want to get these on DVD. I'm a nut on this subject. If you're at all interested in the space program, this series is a gem.


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