The Sixties (2014)
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In the midst of the Cold War, America falls behind in the manned exploration of space with the USSR. Then President Kennedy pledges that America will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, capturing the fascination of the world..
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Bob Abernethy Bob Abernethy ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Buzz Aldrin ... Himself - Gemini and Apollo astronaut
Neil Armstrong ... Himself - US Astronaut (archive footage)
Jules Bergman Jules Bergman ... Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Charles F. Bolden Jr. Charles F. Bolden Jr. ... Himself - NASA Administrator
Frank Borman Frank Borman ... Himself - US Astronaut (archive footage)
Douglas Brinkley ... Himself - Author, 'Cronkite'
Peter Capper Peter Capper ... Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
Roger B. Chaffee Roger B. Chaffee ... Himself - US Astronaut (as Roger Chaffee) (archive footage)
Andrew Chaikin Andrew Chaikin ... Himself - Author, 'Man on the Moon'
Charles Collingwood Charles Collingwood ... Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Michael Collins ... Himself - US Astronaut (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
Yuri Gagarin ... Himself - Soviet Cosmonaut (archive footage)
Bill Gill Bill Gill ... Himself - ABC News (archive footage)
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In the midst of the Cold War, America falls behind in the manned exploration of space with the USSR. Then President Kennedy pledges that America will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, capturing the fascination of the world..

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24 July 2014 (USA) See more »

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Was originally scheduled to air on July 17, 2014, but was postponed due to coverage of the loss of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. See more »

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What an Amazing Race!
24 July 2016 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As the embarrassed US powers that be are trumped (excuse the use of that word) by the Russians putting the first man into space, the Cold War shaking begins. President Kennedy promises the American people that by the end of the decade a man would walk on the moon. Damned if they didn't do it. This is a nice little piece, showing what remarkable figures accomplished this task, at the risks of their lives in some cases. We see Alan Shepherd make his first sojourn into space, John Glenn, and eventually the complex figure, Neil Armstrong and his fellows. We also see that death sometimes follows these people. Nicely presented. We have become so blaze about these pioneers.


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