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Chris Ellis had previously played Deke Slayton in the film Apollo 13 (1995). He appears briefly alongside Nick Searcy who plays Slayton in this episode of the miniseries. See more
In the voiceover it is said that when Ed Fendell sent commands to operate the TV camera on the lunar rover, it took 6 seconds for the signal to reach the Moon and the resultant images to be sent back. In fact it took less than 3 seconds. See more
What we learned about the moon you see is not nearly as important as our going there. Apollo 8, witnesses to the first earthrise in the conciousness of man. Apollo 17, Gene Cernan takes that remarkable photo of Jack Schmitt standing on the moon with the Earth over his shoulder. See that's why we went to the moon. To take those pictures. We didn't go there to conquer it or claim it or simply beat the Russians to it. Sure, we wanted to find out what the moon was made of to satisfy questions of ...
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
Theme from A Summer Place
Performed by The Lettermen
(as The Letterman)
Written by Max Steiner
and Mack Discant
Courtesy of Capitol Records under license from EMI-Capitol Special Markets See more