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Galileo Was Right 

The Apollo 15 astronauts and backup crew go through extensive geology training in preparation for their mission.

Director:

David Carson

Writers:

Andrew Chaikin (book), Jeffrey Alan Fiskin (as Jeffrey Fiskin) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Hanks ... Himself - Host
Tom Amandes ... Jack Schmitt
John Aylward ... Dr. Ray Pemberton
Larry Parks Larry Parks ... Rocco Petrone (as Barry Bell)
David Clyde Carr ... Gerry Griffin
David Clennon ... Dr. Leon (Lee) Silver
Brett Cullen ... Dave Scott
Keith Flippen ... Jason
Joe Inscoe ... Chester Lee
Marc Macaulay ... Karl Heinze (as Marc Macauley)
Doug McKeon ... Joe Allen
Tim Parati ... Blaisdell
Michael Raynor ... Al Worden
Arland Russell Arland Russell ... Geology Professor
Nick Searcy ... Deke Slayton
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The Apollo 15 astronauts and backup crew go through extensive geology training in preparation for their mission.

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Goofs

In "The Thing We Came For", astronaut Dave Scott tests the Galileo theory of dropped objects in a vacuum falling at the same rate (in this case, a hammer and feather) and landing at the same time. In the studio shots of the moon, actor Brett Cullen holds the hammer with the head pointed skyward. The actual footage then show Scott dropping the objects shown with the hammer head on the bottom. See more »

Quotes

Rocco Petrone: Gentlemen, It's getting late. And we still have the decision to make - Marius Hills or Hadley Rille. Help us out here, Dave. You're the commander and you haven't said a word all day.
Dave Scott: Well, Lets See. Chet! No offense, be we feel we can land at either site. Dr. Pemberton. I'm one who respects hedging bets, but from what I've learned out in the field; Hadley Apennine, with it's complex variety of features, both impact and volcanic, is the best choice for putting together a picture of how the moon ...
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New York Flashback
Written by Jeff Beal
Courtesy of Guy Magan's "Showdown"
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