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Can We Do This? 

The United States launches an aggressive plan to beat the Soviets to the moon.

Director:

Tom Hanks

Writers:

Andrew Chaikin (book), Steven Katz
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Self - Host
David Andrews ... Frank Borman
George Bartenieff George Bartenieff ... Hugh Dryden
Robert Curtis Brown ... Gavin O'Rourke
Robert John Burke ... Bill Anders
Andrew Chaikin ... 'Meet The Press' Host
Kelly Collins Lintz ... Hotel Clerk (as Kelly Collins)
Bryan Cranston ... Edwin Aldrin
Brett Cullen ... Dave Scott
Tim Daly ... Jim Lovell
James Michael Detmar ... Engineer Two (as James Detmar)
Cullen Douglas ... BOOSTER
Cary Elwes ... Michael Collins
Al Franken ... Jerome Weisner
Jack Gilpin ... Ted Sorenson
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Storyline

The United States launches an aggressive plan to beat the Soviets to the moon.

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Trivia

During his space walk Alexey Leonov used an inflatable airlock (the first spacecraft to use such a device) because the Voskhod spacecraft used air to cool it's instruments. A cabin decompression would quickly lead to an overheat and failure of the spacecraft with a likely loss of crew. Gemini used liquid cooling and regularly decompressed the cabin for spacewalks. See more »

Goofs

During an astronaut briefing, where Deke Slayton announces the men in the room will be making moon landings, the Apollo 1 crew of Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are seen and mentioned. In fact this briefing and announcement did not occur until after the Apollo 1 fire, in which all three astronauts were killed. See more »

Quotes

Gus Grissom: Gemini Four, get back in!
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Alternate Versions

Warner Brothers remastered the entire miniseries for re-release in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. It was enhanced to improve picture and sound quality, more saturated, and completely true widescreen. This new version was released both in Blu-Ray format and for streaming services. See more »

Soundtracks

Magic Moments
Performed by Perry Como
Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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