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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
Most of the people in the series are portrayed in a visually accurate manner. However Ed Fendell, who controlled the TV camera on the lunar rover from his position in Mission control, is shown as having a full head of black hair, whereas in reality he was practically bald. 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 ...
Performed by Fontella Bass
Written by Raynard Miner
and Carl Smith
Courtesy of MCA Records under license from Universal Music Special Markets See more