The United States launches an aggressive plan to beat the Soviets to the moon.
Did You Know?
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
When the Redstone rocket drops away from the Mercury spacecraft the word "UNITED" is painted on the side. The Redstone rocket actually had "UNITED STATES" painted vertically down its length. The word "STATES" was obscured when the rocket was fueled because it was over the liquid oxygen tank, which was so cold it caused moisture in the air to freeze on the rocket's surface. After launch the vibration of flight and aerodynamic friction would eliminate the ice, making both words visible. See more
We have serious problems here... we're tumbling end over end up here. We're disengaged from the Agena.
Beyond the Sea
Music by Charles Trenet
French lyrics by Charles Trenet
English lyrics by Jack Lawrence
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products See more