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We Have Cleared the Tower 

With a documentary film crew watching their every step NASA prepares for the Apollo 7 mission.

Director:

Lili Fini Zanuck

Writers:

Andrew Chaikin (book), Remi Aubuchon
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Host
Krista Adair Krista Adair ... Jo Schirra
Jay T. Becker Jay T. Becker ... Jim Lewis
Virginia Ellen Chappell Virginia Ellen Chappell ... Concerned Spectator
Marcelo Derst Marcelo Derst ... Documentary Cameraman (as Marcelo Durst)
Joe Farago ... Dr. Fred Kelly
Lowell Fenner Lowell Fenner ... Russ Lawrence
Keith Graham Keith Graham ... Skip Chauvin
Mark Harmon ... Wally Schirra
Holland Hayes ... Tech #1
Steve Hofvendahl ... Thomas Stafford
George Hoggard George Hoggard ... EVAC Supervisor
Jay Honeycutt Jay Honeycutt ... Launch Director
Peter Horton ... Documentary Director
Daniel Hugh Kelly ... Gene Cernan
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Storyline

With a documentary film crew watching their every step NASA prepares for the Apollo 7 mission.

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In Episode 3, we see the Apollo 7 crew driving their cars across their rocket at the launch pad. For this scene, they went to Launch Complex 34, where Apollo 7 was launched. The site was cleaned up and the rocket and gantry were added in post production. The launch platform still remains to this day. See more »

Goofs

When Walter Schirra and Deke Slayton are being filmed by the TV crew while fishing on the beach, the frontal part of the brim of Slayton's hat is sometimes up and sometimes down in subsequent shots. See more »

Quotes

Wally Schirra: STC? Apollo 7. Either our rate needles are way outta whack, or we're getting some substantial winds up here
Skip Chauvin: Uh roger, Apollo 7. It's not your rate needles. You've got wind.
Wally Schirra: Okay then... I'm recommending a hold in the count... these winds appear to be way out of the mission rule parameters.
[long pause]
Wally Schirra: You copy that Skip? We're not happy about the wind situation here!
Skip Chauvin: Uh roger that, Wally. Do you mean a... possible scrub situation here?
Wally Schirra: I hope not! I just don't like the situation.
Deke Slayton: Wally, Deke ...
[...]
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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

Sookie Sookie
Performed by Steppenwolf
Written by Don Covay and Steve Cropper
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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