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Mercury: Ordinary Supermen 

When We Left Earth examines the history of American spaceflight starting with the X-15 rocket plane and the Mercury program.

Directors:

Mary Crisp, Nick Green

Writer:

Ed Fields (series writer)

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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Gary Sinise ... Narrator
Neil Armstrong ... Self - X-15 Test Pilot
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ... Self - Assistant Flight Director
John Glenn ... Self - Mercury Astronaut
Jay Barbree Jay Barbree ... Self - Space Correspondant
Christopher Kraft ... Self (as Chris Kraft)
Scott Carpenter Scott Carpenter ... Self - Mercury Astronaut
Glynn Lunney ... Self - Flight Controller
Lowell Grissom ... Self - Gus Grissom's Brother
Jim Lewis Jim Lewis ... Self - Helicopter Pilot
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Buzz Aldrin ... Self
Gordon Cooper ... Self (archive footage)
Yuri Gagarin ... Self (archive footage)
Annie Glenn ... Self (archive footage)
Gus Grissom ... Self (archive footage)
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When We Left Earth examines the history of American spaceflight starting with the X-15 rocket plane and the Mercury program.

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Certificate:

TV-G
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Christopher Kraft: [about Freedom 7's launch delays] You could see Alan Shepard's heart rate go up, and it reached above 200. Lord knows what my heart rate was.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2008 (USA) See more »

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Dangerous Films See more »
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