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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ...  Himself - Flight Director / ... 7 episodes, 2008-2009
Gary Sinise ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2008
Jim Lovell ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Eugene Cernan ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Buzz Aldrin ...  Himself / ... 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Christopher Kraft Christopher Kraft ...  Himself / ... 4 episodes, 2008-2009
Neil Armstrong ...  Himself / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Frank Borman Frank Borman ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ...  Himself - Space Correspondant 3 episodes, 2008
Charles Duke Charles Duke ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Bruce McCandless II ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
John Young ...  Himself - Apollo 16 / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Jim McDivitt Jim McDivitt ...  Himself / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Story Musgrave Story Musgrave ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Jeffrey Hoffman Jeffrey Hoffman ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Glynn Lunney Glynn Lunney ...  Himself - Flight Controller / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Ed Weiler Ed Weiler ...  Himself - Chief Scientist, Hubble 2 episodes, 2008
Bill Anders ...  Himself / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Susan Borman Susan Borman ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Robert Gibson Robert Gibson ...  Himself - Shuttle Commander 2 episodes, 2008
Barbara Morgan Barbara Morgan ...  Herself - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Valerie Anders Valerie Anders ...  Herself / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Robert L. Crippen Robert L. Crippen ...  Himself - Shuttle Pilot 1 episode, 2008
Alan Bean Alan Bean ...  Himself - Apollo 12 1 episode, 2008
Fred Haise Fred Haise ...  Himself - Apollo 13 1 episode, 2008
Milt Heflin Milt Heflin ...  Himself - Flight Director 1 episode, 2008
John Glenn ...  Himself - Mercury Astronaut 3 episodes, 2008
Kathryn Thornton Kathryn Thornton ...  Herself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Jerry Linenger Jerry Linenger ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ...  Himself - Mercury Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Joe Kerwin Joe Kerwin ...  Himself - Skylab 2 1 episode, 2008
David Wolf David Wolf ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott E. Parazynski Scott E. Parazynski ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott D. Altman ...  Himself - Shuttle Pilot 1 episode, 2008
George Bush ...  Himself - 41st President 1 episode, 2008
Lowell Grissom Lowell Grissom ...  Himself - Gus Grissom's Brother 1 episode, 2008
Al Worden Al Worden ...  Himself - Apollo 15 1 episode, 2008
Jim Lewis Jim Lewis ...  Himself - Helicopter Pilot 1 episode, 2008
Michael E. López-Alegría Michael E. López-Alegría ...  Himself - ISS Commander 1 episode, 2008
Ken Bowersox ...  Himself - Shuttle Commander 1 episode, 2008
Owen Garriott Owen Garriott ...  Himself - Skylab 3 1 episode, 2008
Steve Hawley Steve Hawley ...  Himself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Jon Clark Jon Clark ...  Himself - Shuttle Flight Surgeon 1 episode, 2008
Kathy Sullivan Kathy Sullivan ...  Herself - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Evelyn Husband Evelyn Husband ...  Herself - Wife 1 episode, 2008
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Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space, to the historic moon landings, through the Soyuz link-up and the first un-tethered space walk by Bruce McCandless, this is how the space age came of age. The vivid HD series features vintage rushes and all the key onboards filmed by the astronauts themselves. The sequences are captured by cameras onboard the spaceships, enabling the series to tell the stories in a depth never seen before. Written by Official Site

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English

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8 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Ein großer Schritt für die Menschheit - Die Missionen der NASA See more »

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Gary Sinise himself, played the role of one of the astronauts from the Apollo 13 movie. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.48 (2008) See more »

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An enjoyable overview of the most significant NASA missions
18 September 2018 | by Wraithslayer18See all my reviews

This documentary provides an enjoyable narrative of various NASA missions from the late 1950s up to the early 2000s. It doesn't go into much depth about how the technology involved in the missions worked as its core focus is on the humans who went on each respective mission and many of those on the ground who made it possible. Overall it is a quite basic yet thoroughly enjoyable documentary on the subject, just don't expect to receive to much information about how the science behind it all works.


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