The evolution of the lunar module at Grumman Aircraft Engineering.





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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Himself - Host
Remi Aubuchon ...
Engineer Bob
John Houbolt
Allyn B. Hazard
Max Brown ...
Tom Kelly
Dave Scott
Kelly's Assistant
Mylar Engineer
Robert Seamans
Randell Haynes ...
Houbolt's Critic #1
Steve Hofvendahl ...
Tom Stafford
Paul Lucas
Gene Cernan
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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When Astronaut Rusty Schweickart is shown entering the LM for the first time while in space, as he drops into the LM the NASA patch is on the left side of his space suit, the mission patch is on the right side and the US flag is on his right suit sleeve. The "NASA" letters on the patch are clearly seen reversed (mirror image). The "SCHWEIKART" patch over his chest is also clearly reversed. Later, after he has entered the LM and secured his boots to the Velcro on the floor, we see the NASA patch on the right side of his suit, the mission patch on the left and the US flag on his left suit sleeve. The "NASA" letters are now reading properly from left to right, as is his name patch. 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 Michael Z. Gordon 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 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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