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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 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 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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Failure Is Not An Option!
2 May 2017 | by sbrookie-61075See all my reviews

I am so glad I was able to view a special presentation of this incredible film!! Growing up in the Apollo era, I was always intrigued by the men on the ground wearing headsets and staring into small TV screens, who broke into applause and hugged each other at the moment they knew the mission was successful. This film tells the story of these "Unsung Heros", mostly in their own words, and with lots of photos of them at work in that special room we know as Mission Control. It shows how they reacted to failure as well as success, and how failure served to strengthen the inherent integrity each brought to this crucial part of manned space flight. It shows how they figured out how to do their jobs in this new era of space exploration, and how important teamwork was to their endeavor. It illustrates how individual dedication works to to make the sum greater than its parts. Mission Control was, and is, a crucial part of all space flight! I am grateful to have this documentary of the special individuals that gave so much of themselves to assure the success of the Apollo Special Program!!


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