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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 quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space, to the historic moon landings, through the Soyuz link-up and the first un-tethered space walk by Bruce McCandless, this is how the space age came of age. The vivid HD series features vintage rushes and all the key onboards filmed by the astronauts themselves. The sequences are captured by cameras onboard the spaceships, enabling the series to tell the stories in a depth never seen before. Written by Official Site

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Completely compelling and immersive
10 March 2013 | by (Philadelphia, United States) – See all my reviews

A wonderful series about the US space program. This is the documentary that needed to be made about the world's first entrance into the last frontier. Superbly done, this is one of my favorite documentary series ever produced. Everything, from story to music is close to perfect. Because they knew they were making history, the scientists, engineers, astronauts and others had enough foresight to record everything on film. I imagine hours and hours and hours of footage exists. Until now, this footage had not been crafted into the compelling story that was waiting to be told. Told chronologically, the story starts early in the space program, with rockets barely able to take off, and often exploding. As noted in the film, the task was to use these rockets with people on the top to get to the moon. It's a journey that will be remembered for thousands of years; humans' first travels in space.


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