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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo (2017)

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At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

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Credited cast:
John Aaron John Aaron ... (Himself)
Stephen Bales Stephen Bales ... (Himself) (as Steve Bales)
Jerry Bostick Jerry Bostick ... (Himself)
James Burke ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Carlton Bob Carlton ... (Himself)
Eugene Cernan ... (Himself) (as Gene Cernan)
Charles Duke ... (Himself) (as Charlie Duke)
Ed Fendell Ed Fendell ... (Himself)
Gerry Griffin Gerry Griffin ... Himself
Christopher Kraft Christopher Kraft ... Himself (as Chris Kraft)
Gene Kranz Gene Kranz ... Himself
Sy Liebergot Sy Liebergot ... (Himself)
Jim Lovell ... (Himself)
Glynn Lunney ... Himself
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At the heart of the Apollo program was the special band of brothers in Mission Control. The feature documentary film Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo tells their stories, describing the rural homesteads and smokestack towns they came from, and the remarkable team they became. The film consists of interviews with those who worked in Mission Control and astronauts, enhanced by extraordinary archive, stunning VFX and an original orchestral score. The film covers the first journeys to the moon by Apollo 8 and Apollo 11, and the huge effort required to save the crew of Apollo 13. Written by Keith Haviland

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No giant leap is made alone.


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14 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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Mission Control: gli eroi sconosciuti dell'Apollo See more »

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Christopher Kraft: We gotta tell 'em it's got to have a computer. What the hell is a computer? It was almost that much that we didn't know.
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One of the best Documentaries about the Mission Control!
24 September 2017 | by junkmailmsmSee all my reviews

I live in Houston. Hearing a story about the unsung heroes who worked behind the scene who worked in mission control was breathtaking.

They tell the story of the day to day life. How most of them started and didn't have any idea what they were doing. It was a group of individuals who needed to come together and work together on separate projects to ensure the success of not only the race to space but the success of future space missions to come.

The combination of real footage and interview questions to people who worked in mission control is absolutely amazing. You feel for these men, and you really feel the weight of all their decisions they had to make. As the story progress, you hear about the incredible mission success story of Apollo 13.

Absolutely one of the best documentary I've seen on this topic.


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