Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early ... See full summary »
When Apollo astronaut Gene Cernan stepped off the moon in December 1972 he left his footprints and his daughter's initials in the lunar dust. Only now is he ready to share his epic but deeply personal story of fulfillment, love, and loss.
"I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth." These words spoken by... See full summary »
John F. Kennedy
The BBC's Space Race is a documentary/drama chronicling the major events and characters in the American/Soviet space race, leading up to the first moon landing. The series concentrates on ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
This documentary by Theo Kamecke from 1970 gives an indepth and profound look at the Apollo 11 mission to the moon. NASA footage is interspersed with reactions to the mission around the world as the film captures the intensity as well of the philosophical significance of the event. Won special award at Cannes.Written by
I recently saw this film on NASA's television service. Unlike most NASA documentaries this is not your typical dry look at Apollo. Instead, we get a great philosophical look at the importance of humankind's first steps on another body. For the most part, the film avoids the usual pablum of Woodstock, Vietnam, hippies etc. The moods invoked by the film are indeed introspective.The spooky electronic soundtrack adds to the moodiness.
Only now that the Apollo program has been regulated to the history books has the mainstream media finally accepted Apollo as an important event in human history. For far too long it was a footnote in the pages of the 1960s with too much attention given to the hippie movement and Woodstock.
My only complaint is that this film seems to be unavailable to the general public. I believe that this is one of the finest movies ever released on the Apollo program.
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