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|||ThinkFilm||1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.|| |
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|2007.||Thinkfilm||1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|| |
Between 1968 and 1972, the world watched in awe each time an American spacecraft voyaged to the Moon. Only 12 American men have walked upon its surface and they remain the only human beings to have stood on another world. Now for the first time, a combination of archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen and interviews with the surviving astronauts tells the story of the Apollo space program.
John W. Young walked on the Moon. His peers called him the "astronaut's astronaut." He tells the story of his two Gemini flights, his two Apollo missions, the first-ever Space Shuttle flight, and the first Spacelab mission. He portrays astronauts as ordinary human beings and NASA as an institution with the same ups and downs as other major bureaucracies. And he frankly discusses the risks of space travel, including what went wrong with the Challenger...