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Moon Shot (1994)

This mini-series is a documentary that chronicles the NASA space program from its inception up through the final moon mission of Apollo 17 with historical, archived NASA film footage.

Director:

Kirk Wolfinger

Writers:

Jay Barbree (book), Howard Benedict (book) | 5 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Corbin ... Narrator / Deke Slayton (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Astronaut
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ... Himself - NBC News Reporter (voice)
Sam Beddingfield Sam Beddingfield ... Himself - Engineer (voice)
Frank Borman Frank Borman ... Himself - Astronaut
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ... Himself - Astronaut
Eugene Cernan ... Himself - Astronaut (as Gene Cernan)
Charles Conrad Charles Conrad ... Himself - Astronaut Candidate (as Pete Conrad)
Gordon Cooper Gordon Cooper ... Himself - Astronaut
Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham ... Himself - Astronaut
William K. Douglas William K. Douglas ... Himself - Astronaut Doctor (voice) (as Bill Douglas)
John Glenn ... Himself - Astronaut
Richard Gordon ... Himself - Astronaut (voice) (as Dick Gordon)
Gus Grissom Gus Grissom ... Himself - Astronaut (archive footage)
Fred Haise Fred Haise ... Himself - Astronaut
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This mini-series is a documentary that chronicles the NASA space program from its inception up through the final moon mission of Apollo 17 with historical, archived NASA film footage.

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Taglines:

The greatest adventure of mankind See more »

Genres:

Documentary

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1994 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

TBS Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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History re-lived....
3 April 2001 | by knightryder-2See all my reviews

I have been a staunch supporter of the U.S. space program for many years, and when I heard about "Moon Shot" I knew I had to add this video tape to my collection. One thing that struck me as very funny were the comments of some of the principals(John Glenn, Chris Kraft, Alan Shepard, etc). For example, when discussing Deke Slayton's heart problem, in relation to his Apollo-Soyuz mission, Kraft states, "We knew more about Deke Slayton's heart than any man we ever flew, and that goddamned doctor stood up in the meeting and said, 'Well, I know we've said this before, but if he fibrillates on the pad, I'm gonna stop the count.' And I fired that sonuvabitch!"

Of course, life for the American space program wasn't all humorous. Three astronauts died in an accident during a training excercise in 1967, and there are many interviews with fellow astronauts and Mission Control members describing how they felt at the loss of their three comrades. There is also a great deal of discussion of the Soviet moon program, and its ultimate failure.

Any history fan or space enthusiast will enjoy Moon Shot. It gives one of the most accurate accounts of the early space program, through the eyes of the guys who lived it. I would heartily recommend this video for anyone interested in the space program.


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