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*11/13/21: Updated And Upgraded: Updated To Include "ORSON BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH", And Upgraded From A Standard Format DVD To An Archival Quality Dual Layer Format DVD!
APOLLO 13 - "HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM" (28:21)
It was supposed to be a mission to explore the plain of Frau Mauro. It became instead a desperate attempt to bring the crew back to earth alive aboard a damaged, jury rigged spacecraft. This is the true life story of Astronauts Jim Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise that the major motion picture was based on.
APOLLO 14 - MISSION TO FRAU MAURO (28:24)
What Apollo 13 was not able to achieve, Apollo 14's crew of Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa and Edgar Mitchell did - the exploration of Frau Mauro. Includes the first use of the "Met", a rickshaw like device used to carry equipment across the lunar surface.
APOLLO 15 - IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON (27:55)
The lunar rover automobile was first deployed during this mission, where it traversed across a wide range of the Hadley-Apennine region near the Apennine Mountains. New spacesuits allowed for much longer times on the surface, and a variety of experiments were deployed by Astronauts David Scott and Al Worden on the moon's surface, while Astronaut Jim Irwin performed orbital sensor experiments in the Command Module above. Mission highlight: discovery of "The Genesis Rock".
APOLLO 16 - "NOTHING SO HIDDEN..." (28:26)
The Descartes Highlands were the object of exploration in this mission, where time of the moon's surface lengthened even more, lunar sample yield went up to 213 lbs, the lunar rover was "opened up" by Astronauts John Young and Tom Mattingly, and Mattingly performed a spacewalk as Astronaut Charley Duke piloted the Command/Service Module.
APOLLO 17 - ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS (28:30)
The Grand Finale of America's manned moon missions was the longers duration exploration of the lunar surface than ever before, with Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt investigating the Taurus-Littrow highland/valley area and Ron Evans peforming a spacewalk on the way back to Earth. All the stops that could be safely pulled were, and for the first time, a scientist was landed upon the moon, Astronaut Schmitt.
ALAN BEAN: ART OFF THIS EARTH (24:56)
When Alan Bean was on the surface of the Moon carrying the television camera used for live TV transmission of the Apollo 12 moonwalk, he accidentally broke the camera when its lens was mistakenly pointed at the Sun, ceasing the live color television coverage of Astronauts Pete Conrad's and Alan Bean's lunar excursion, only the second such one in human history, early on in their moonwalk. Ironically, when Bean resigned from NASA in June 1981, he decided to devote his time to painting the moonwalks of his own and other Apollo lunar missions, saying "I'm the only one who can paint the Moon, because I'm the only one who knows whether that's right or not." Bean's paintings are prized and valuable, often being bought as soon as they became available for sale. His paintings include "Lunar Grand Prix" and "Rock and Roll on the Ocean of Storms", and he used real Moon dust in his paintings. When he began painting, he realized that keepsake patches from his space suit were dirty with Moon dust. He added the moon dust on them, and tiny pieces of the patches themselves, to his paintings, making them unique in being made literally partly of moon dust. He also provided texture to the surface of some of his paintings by applying the hammer he used to pound the United States flagpole into the lunar surface, as well as a bronzed Moon boot. For the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Bean exhibited some of his lunar paintings from his own collection, as well as some of the many paintings he sold to collectors willing to temporarily part with them, at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum in Washington in July 2009.
The Apollo Program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which succeeded in landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972. It was first conceived during Dwight D. Eisenhower's administration as a three-person spacecraft to follow the one-person Project Mercury, which put the first Americans in space. Apollo was later dedicated to President John F. Kennedy's national goal for the 1960s of "landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth" in an address to Congress on May 25, 1961. It was the third US human spaceflight program to fly, preceded by the two-person Project Gemini conceived in 1961 to extend spaceflight capability in support of Apollo. Kennedy's goal was accomplished on the Apollo 11 mission when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their Apollo Lunar Module (LM) on July 20, 1969, and walked on the lunar surface, while Michael Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command and service module (CSM), and all three landed safely on Earth on July 24. Five subsequent Apollo missions also landed astronauts on the Moon, the last, Apollo 17, in December 1972. In these six spaceflights, twelve people walked on the Moon. Apollo ran from 1961 to 1972, with the first crewed flight in 1968. It encountered a major setback in 1967 when an Apollo 1 cabin fire killed the entire crew during a prelaunch test. After the first successful landing, sufficient flight hardware remained for nine follow-on landings with a plan for extended lunar geological and astrophysical exploration. Budget cuts forced the cancellation of three of these. Five of the remaining six missions achieved successful landings, but the Apollo 13 landing was prevented by an oxygen tank explosion in transit to the Moon, which destroyed the service module's capability to provide electrical power, crippling the CSM's propulsion and life support systems. The crew returned to Earth safely by using the lunar module as a "lifeboat" for these functions. Apollo used Saturn family rockets as launch vehicles, which were also used for an Apollo Applications Program, which consisted of Skylab, a space station that supported three crewed missions in 1973-74, and Apollo-Soyuz, a joint US-Soviet Union Earth-orbit mission in 1975. Apollo set several major human spaceflight milestones. It stands alone in sending crewed missions beyond low Earth orbit. Apollo 8 was the first crewed spacecraft to orbit another celestial body, and Apollo 11 was the first crewed spacecraft to land humans on one. Overall the Apollo program returned 842 pounds (382 kg) of lunar rocks and soil to Earth, greatly contributing to the understanding of the Moon's composition and geological history. The program laid the foundation for NASA's subsequent human spaceflight capability, and funded construction of its Johnson Space Center and Kennedy Space Center. Apollo also spurred advances in many areas of technology incidental to rocketry and human spaceflight, including avionics, telecommunications, and computers.