An unprecedented look at the decade-long odyssey to land a man on the moon that pulls back the curtain on the familiar narrative of the moonshot that we think we know, revealing a ...
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An unprecedented look at the decade-long odyssey to land a man on the moon that pulls back the curtain on the familiar narrative of the moonshot that we think we know, revealing a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.
In Part 2 when Borman was reciting from Genesis while orbiting the moon (Apollo 8, December 24, 1968), context shots from Earth showed a gibbous moon (between 3rd quarter and full) when in fact the moon was just past first quarter (~30% illuminated). See more »
In the Netherlands this was shown as a 6-part TV series, between July 15th and July 20th 2019, each episode being about 51-52 minutes long. See more »
Fun documentary about 1950/60s space race.
Covers the period from, and beginning with, launch of Sputnik until, and including, the Apollo 11 mission. Lots of excellent contemporary footage accompanied by current-day voice-overs from people who were involved back then.
Includes some detail about the programs that preceded Apollo, Mercury and Gemini, plus some of the politics involved in the decision making. Also, one of the very few documentaries trying to pay due credit to the creator of the Saturn V beast, Wernher von Braun.
Very well made, highly entertaining and strongly recommended to anyone having only the faintest interest in the history of space flight.
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