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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Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ...  Self - Flight Director / ... 7 episodes, 2008-2009
Gary Sinise ...  Narrator 6 episodes, 2008
Jim Lovell ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Eugene Cernan ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Buzz Aldrin ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 2008-2009
Christopher Kraft ...  Self / ... 4 episodes, 2008-2009
Neil Armstrong ...  Self / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Frank Borman ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ...  Self - Space Correspondant 3 episodes, 2008
Charles Duke ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Bruce McCandless II ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
John Young ...  Self - Apollo 16 / ... 5 episodes, 2008-2009
Jim McDivitt ...  Self / ... 3 episodes, 2008-2009
Story Musgrave ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Jeffrey Hoffman Jeffrey Hoffman ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Glynn Lunney ...  Self - Flight Controller / ... 2 episodes, 2008
Ed Weiler Ed Weiler ...  Self - Chief Scientist, Hubble 2 episodes, 2008
Bill Anders ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Susan Borman Susan Borman ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Robert Gibson Robert Gibson ...  Self - Shuttle Commander 2 episodes, 2008
Barbara Morgan ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 2 episodes, 2008
Valerie Anders Valerie Anders ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2008-2009
Robert L. Crippen ...  Self - Shuttle Pilot 1 episode, 2008
Alan Bean Alan Bean ...  Self - Apollo 12 1 episode, 2008
Fred Haise ...  Self - Apollo 13 1 episode, 2008
Milt Heflin Milt Heflin ...  Self - Flight Director 1 episode, 2008
John Glenn ...  Self - Mercury Astronaut 3 episodes, 2008
Kathryn Thornton Kathryn Thornton ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Jerry Linenger ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ...  Self - Mercury Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Joe Kerwin Joe Kerwin ...  Self - Skylab 2 1 episode, 2008
David Wolf David Wolf ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott E. Parazynski Scott E. Parazynski ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Scott D. Altman ...  Self - Shuttle Pilot 1 episode, 2008
George Bush ...  Self - 41st President 1 episode, 2008
Lowell Grissom ...  Self - Gus Grissom's Brother 1 episode, 2008
Al Worden ...  Self - Apollo 15 1 episode, 2008
Jim Lewis Jim Lewis ...  Self - Helicopter Pilot 1 episode, 2008
Michael E. López-Alegría Michael E. López-Alegría ...  Self - ISS Commander 1 episode, 2008
Ken Bowersox ...  Self - Shuttle Commander 1 episode, 2008
Owen Garriott ...  Self - Skylab 3 1 episode, 2008
Steve Hawley Steve Hawley ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Jon Clark Jon Clark ...  Self - Shuttle Flight Surgeon 1 episode, 2008
Kathryn D. Sullivan Kathryn D. Sullivan ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Evelyn Husband Evelyn Husband ...  Self - Wife 1 episode, 2008
Loren Shriver Loren Shriver ...  Self - Shuttle Astronaut 1 episode, 2008
Michael Collins ...  Self 3 episodes, 2008-2009
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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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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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Badly made children's documentary still worth a watch
23 August 2015 | by JurijFedorovSee all my reviews

Firstly. This documentary has a lot of great information and some great recordings from NASA's history. They are are must watch for any human being no matter in what documentary. But... it is made by amateurs.

There is a an added shaky-cam effect to all the modern interviews. Why did they add it? I don't think anyone can answer this question. It also seems like they added it to the old recordings from their offices, but it could just be bad recordings. They also select the scenes where the old camera zooms? Why? I don't know. The worst thing is that we actually don't get to see any scene for over 10 seconds. But the average length of a scene is probably 3 seconds. And every scene is split up by small comments/interview segments. Why? Another thing is that they exaggerate everything. Everything is extremely dangerous, unsafe and stupid to even try... according to this documentary. They make something awesome and exiting seem more ridiculous than it actually is. Why? I don't know.

It is very much worth seeing. But it is very badly made and should be remade. I love space and NASA so I gave it a 6. But it is an amateurish documentary. The documentary makers should be very much ashamed and NASA should be proud.

  • greetings, a Russia man.


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8 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions See more »

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