During the turbulent year of 1968 Susan Borman looks with dread on her husband's impending mission to orbit the moon.
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An important segment has the astronauts detailing how gray and colorless the moon is. All of the Earth-bound scenes in this episode are filmed in black and white, while the astronaut scenes are in color. See more
In this episode, Jim Lovell accidentally deploys the life vest in the Apollo 8 command module on the way to the moon. After some discussion of what to do, Frank Borman, a graduate of West Point, says in a gently teasing tone "Navy man." Bill Anders repeats the remark, also in a somewhat denigratory tone. This would most likely not have been something Bill Anders would have said, as he was a 1955 graduate of the Naval Academy, similar to Jim Lovell, who graduated in 1952. It is unlikely that a fellow USNA grad would disparage, even in teasing, a fellow USNA grad. See more
Song of the Plains
Written by M. Laden Franko
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