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The Historic First Four Manned Missions - Apollo 8 Orbits The Moon, Apollo 9 Pioneers Multicraft Command, Apollo 10 Does A Dry Run For Landing And Apollo 11 Lands Man On The Moon - Plus A Rare Project Apollo Overview! 8 Films Packed Into 4 Hours On 1 Dual Layer All Regions DVD!
RACE FOR THE MOON (1963, 49 Min.)
Capitalizing on the succes of RACE FOR SPACE and PROJECT MAN IN SPACE before it, this documentary by producer David Wolper expertly tranformed NASA manned space program footage into classic documentary form, anchored by the venerable Mike Wallace's adroit narration, and this time focusing on both the hardware and controversy involved in the Apollo moon program. Film footage of Apollo components rarely found elsewhere are contained within, as is a demonstration of how an Apollo space mission would proceed, and along the way, expert propopents and critics of the program voice their opinions and premises. This period piece glimpse into what was to become man's first manned interplanetary project is a priceless moving image document all enthusiasts of both space and media history will enjoy.
APOLLO 8 - GO FOR TLI (21:54)
Astronauts Borman, Lovell & Anders become the first men to fly to and orbit the moon as well as see the moon's dark side with the naked eye.
APOLLO 8 - FIRST TV BROADCAST OUTSIDE EARTH ORBIT (4:42)
Press conference broadcast from the Command Module of Apollo 8 just after the crew of Apollo 8 became the first humans to leave earth's gravity as they sped towards the moon.
APOLLO 8 - GENESIS READING, CHRISTMAS EVE 1968 (3:07)
As Astronauts Borman and Lovell became the first men to orbit the moon on Christmas Eve 1968, they famously read during a live TV transmission this excerpt from the Bible's Book of Genesis.
APOLLO 9 - THREE TO MAKE READY (17:04)
McDivitt, Scott & Schweickart master the art of docking the Apollo Command Module, which was the main spacecraft in which the astronauts were to leave and return to the earth in, to the Lunar Excursion Module spacecraft, the first true interplanetary craft used to land on and leave from the lunar surface.
APOLLO 9 - THE SPACE DUET OF SPIDER AND GUMDROP (28:54)
NASA's film documentary of the Apollo 9 mission is rousingly recounted to the tune of George Martin's arrangement of The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine".
APOLLO 10 - GREEN LIGHT FOR A LUNAR LANDING (28:33)
The "dry-run" mission of Cernan, Young & Stafford wherein every action expected of the Apollo 11 mission slated to actually land on the moon was so meticulously rehearsed that, had they wanted to, they could have landed on the moon then and there.
THE FLIGHT OF APOLLO 11 - EAGLE HAS LANDED (28:26)
Man first lands on another celestial body as Astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin walk the lunar surface while Astronaut Collins orbited overhead.