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From the Earth to the Moon 

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Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.
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1998  
Top Rated TV #82 | Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 21 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Himself - Host / ... 12 episodes, 1998
...  Deke Slayton 10 episodes, 1998
...  Emmett Seaborn 6 episodes, 1998
...  Frank Borman 5 episodes, 1998
...  Gene Cernan 5 episodes, 1998
...  Chris Kraft 5 episodes, 1998
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The twelve episodes follow the Apollo space program from a variety of viewpoints: (1) "Can We Do This?" maps the origins of Apollo and its Mercury and Gemini roots; (2) "Apollo 1" tells of the tragic fire and the subsequent finger-pointing; (3) "We Have Cleared the Tower" portrays the intense preparation for Apollo 7; (4) "1968" puts Apollo 8 into its historical context against events of the era; (5) "Spider" shows the engineering POV through the design, building, and testing of the LEMs with Apollos 9 and 10, (6) "Mare Tranquilitatis" shows the deeper considerations behind the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing; (7) "That's All There Is" portrays the camaraderie of the Apollo 12 crew; (8) "We Interrupt This Program" shows a by-now-indifferent media galvanized by the events of Apollo 13; (9) "For Miles and Miles" tells of Alan Shepherd's return to the manned program with Apollo 14 after being grounded between Mercury and Gemini; (10) "Galileo Was Right" show the non-piloting demands on ... Written by Kathy Li

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5 April 1998 (USA)  »

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De la Tierra a la Luna  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)
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(12 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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To simulate the low gravity on the moon the actors had large helium balloons attached to their space suits by long wires. The wires were removed digitally in post production. See more »

Goofs

During the Apollo 11 landing in "Mare Tranquilitatis", flight director Gene Kranz repeatedly includes "booster" in his controller polls. Booster controllers were present only during powered flight on the Saturn booster. Their job was done at the end of translunar injection and they were long gone by landing. See more »

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[During a spacewalk]
Ed White: I feel very thankful to have the experience to be doing this.
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Amazing
2 April 2002 | by See all my reviews

This series is simply amazing. It is well acted, well written, and you can't beat the subject matter. I have never seen a better show. Everyone in this series is wonderful and the dialog is so crisp. It is a great tribute to an important era in American history. I recommend it for everyone.


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