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Apollos 13, 14, 15, 16 & 17: The Manned Missions Set To Further Explore The Surface Of The Moon - Five Half Hour NASA Period Films Packed Into One All Regions 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.
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