The evolution of the lunar module at Grumman Aircraft Engineering.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Remi Aubuchon ...
Allyn B. Hazard
Max Brown ...
Keith Dorman ...
Kelly's Assistant
Mylar Engineer
Randell Haynes ...
Houbolt's Critic #1
Steve Hofvendahl ...
Paul Kiernan ...
Glennan's Assistant


The evolution of the lunar module at Grumman Aircraft Engineering.

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Release Date:

19 April 1998 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Astronaut Rusty Schweickart is shown entering the LM for the first time while in space, he looks out the LM window, you can clearly see light from the cabin, where the window frame, connects to the spacecraft. See more »


Bob Carbee: [the Grumman engineering team is waiting to see if they've been awarded the contract to produce the Lunar Module] Whoever is tapping the pencil, if you value your life, please stop.
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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »


Let's Go
Performed by The Routers
Written by Robert Duncan and Lanny Duncan
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Awesome episode, from start to finish: informative and entertaining
10 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In the film _Apollo 13_, Tom Hanks' character makes a comment about how everyone involved in the program felt the pride and reward from the successful moon landing. What this episode does is go into detail on one group of people in particular: the people that decided on the orbital rendezvous idea and how they built the moon lander itself. It's an amazing journey from the narrated opening to the pathway taken by the contractors who built the landers. It wasn't easy, of course, and it wasn't just about the design. Informative and entertaining, this is one of the best episodes of the series because it explores an area few viewers would really have any knowledge about prior to watching. Most of the other episodes, we all know the stories. This one, not so much. But again, illustrating the pride—and love—each person involved with the Apollo program felt for their little piece of the puzzle is highlighted here, and that in itself is a rewarding experience for the viewer.

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