A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.
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Robert Seamans Robert Seamans ...  Himself / ... 4 episodes, 2008
Bill Stoney Bill Stoney ...  Himself - NASA 2 episodes, 2008
Sonny Morea Sonny Morea ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2008
Cliff Hess Cliff Hess ...  Himself - NASA 2 episodes, 2008
Tom Herrala Tom Herrala ...  Himself - Hamilton Standard 1 episode, 2008
David Mindell David Mindell ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
George Phelps George Phelps ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Joshua Stoff Joshua Stoff ...  Himself - Historian 1 episode, 2008
Bill Ayrey Bill Ayrey ...  Himself - Spacesuit Historian 1 episode, 2008
Don Brincka Don Brincka ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Bill Causey Bill Causey ...  Himself - Biographer 1 episode, 2008
Konrad Dannenberg Konrad Dannenberg ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Joe Kosmo Joe Kosmo ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Dale Myers Dale Myers ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Donald Binns Donald Binns ...  Himself - North American Aviation 1 episode, 2008
Ken Thomas Ken Thomas ...  Himself - Spacesuit Historian 1 episode, 2008
Mike Vaccaro Mike Vaccaro ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Aaron Cohen Aaron Cohen ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Chip Collins Chip Collins ...  Himself - Test Pilot 1 episode, 2008
Joe Gavin Joe Gavin ...  Himself - Grumman 1 episode, 2008
Homer Reihm Homer Reihm ...  Himself - ILC 1 episode, 2008
Sam Romano Sam Romano ...  Himself - GM 1 episode, 2008
Bob Schwinghamer Bob Schwinghamer ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Ron Creel Ron Creel ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Dick Dunne Dick Dunne ...  Himself - Grumman 1 episode, 2008
Eleanor Foraker Eleanor Foraker ...  Herself - ILC 1 episode, 2008
Jerry Gilmore Jerry Gilmore ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
George Jeffs George Jeffs ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Bill Lucas Bill Lucas ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Earl Bahl Earl Bahl ...  Himself - Hamilton Standard 1 episode, 2008
Dick Battin Dick Battin ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Ferenc Paulics Ferenc Paulics ...  Himself - GM 1 episode, 2008
Lynn Radcliff Lynn Radcliff ...  Herself - Grumman 1 episode, 2008
Wil Swan Wil Swan ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Eldon Hall Eldon Hall ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Don Rethke Don Rethke ...  Himself - Hamilton Standard 1 episode, 2008
Steve Rocamboli Steve Rocamboli ...  Himself - Grumman 1 episode, 2008
Otha Vaughan Otha Vaughan ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Mike Vucelic Mike Vucelic ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Harlan Brose Harlan Brose ...  Himself - Hamilton Standard 1 episode, 2008
Frank Demattia Frank Demattia ...  Himself - Rockwell 1 episode, 2008
Jerry Goodman Jerry Goodman ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Don Lickly Don Lickly ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
David Jennings David Jennings ...  Himself - Hamilton Standard 1 episode, 2008
Alex Kosmala Alex Kosmala ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Dick Wild Dick Wild ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Jerry Florey Jerry Florey ...  Himself - Rockwell 1 episode, 2008
Leo Junen Leo Junen ...  Himself - Grumman 1 episode, 2008
Fred Martin Fred Martin ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Tom Sylvester Tom Sylvester ...  Himself - ILC 1 episode, 2008
Gene Cowart Gene Cowart ...  Himself - Boeing 1 episode, 2008
Hal Laning Hal Laning ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Jim LeBlanc Jim LeBlanc ...  Himself - NASA Suit Tester 1 episode, 2008
Frank Samonski Frank Samonski ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Don Eyles Don Eyles ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Jim Sisson Jim Sisson ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Margaret Hamilton Margaret Hamilton ...  Herself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Dave Scott Dave Scott ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Ed Fendell Ed Fendell ...  Himself - Flight Director 1 episode, 2008
Malcolm Johnston Malcolm Johnston ...  Himself - MIT 1 episode, 2008
Bill Tindall Bill Tindall ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
John R. Garman John R. Garman ...  Himself - NASA 1 episode, 2008
Charles Lowry Charles Lowry ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Neil Armstrong ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Buzz Aldrin ...  Himself 1 episode, 2008
Jack Clemons Jack Clemons ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Dan Lickly Dan Lickly ...  Himself - Apollo Engineer 1 episode, 2008
Frank Borman Frank Borman ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2008
Charles Duke Charles Duke ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2008
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A collection of documentaries about project apollo,from the designers and engineers viewpoint.Each episode focused on individual components or equipment for the Apollo programme.

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2008 (USA) See more »

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While discussing the first inertial navigation system, the person being interviewed described the aircraft performing that first test as a bomber, when in fact it was a C-97 Stratotanker, which was a Cargo Aircraft. See more »

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This one is for the guys backstage
11 July 2008 | by LaserFloydSee all my reviews

You know, when you go to a concert, you're there to see a band. It's just a few people at most on stage. Behind that band are scores of people to put on the show. That's what Moon Machines is really about.

It goes away from focusing on the astronauts and mission specifics. It concentrates on building the machines to take humans to the moon and bring them back alive. It's very touching to see all of these engineers and project managers from back in the day. Most of these people I'd never heard of. Without them nothing would have gotten off the ground.

It really makes you think that over 400,000 people had to get their job done right. If one person made one mistake, lives could have been lost. Case in point is Apollo XIII with a simple short in a wire causing that explosion. Thankfully resources were available enough to re-purpose the spacecraft as a lifeboat.

You'll be taken from concept, to creation to implementation. You'll get to see and hear about multiple design challenges and failures. Some these failures and challenges put the program in jeopardy or halted it altogether, such as Apollo I.

I really want to get these on DVD. I'm a nut on this subject. If you're at all interested in the space program, this series is a gem.


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