American Experience: Race to the Moon

American Experience: Race to the Moon

Director: Kevin Michael Kertscher

Cast: Kevin Michael Kertscher, Joe Morton

     
 

Filmmakers explore the historical 1968 lunar mission that laid the groundwork for man's first steps on the moon in this hour-long documentary that originally aired as part of PBS Television's American Experience series. On December 24, 1968, the space race came to a head as Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit. The journey of Apollo 8 was not only significant as theSee more details below

Overview

Filmmakers explore the historical 1968 lunar mission that laid the groundwork for man's first steps on the moon in this hour-long documentary that originally aired as part of PBS Television's American Experience series. On December 24, 1968, the space race came to a head as Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit. The journey of Apollo 8 was not only significant as the first manned mission to the moon, but also because it provided the public with their first live look at the lunar surface as audiences across the nation sat glued to their televisions. Now, with this release, modern viewers can revisit the groundbreaking journey to the moon in this documentary that places the Apollo 8 mission in a historical perspective by showing the significant impact that it had in the development of the American space program.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/17/2006
UPC:
0841887006064
Original Release:
2005
Rating:
NR
Source:
Pbs (Direct)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Full screen format

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Race to the Moon: The Daring Adventure of Apollo 8
2. Countdown [2:13]
3. To the Moon [17:54]
4. Lunar Orbit [11:27]
5. Earthrise [6:29]
6. Homecoming [13:47]
7. Credits [3:00]
1. Mission Overview [1:20]
2. Extended Crew Biographies [6:46]
3. The Apollo 1 Fire [1:50]
4. George Low [2:48]
5. James Webb [1:49]
6. Too Close for Comfort [3:14]
7. The 2nd TV Broadcast [1:50]
8. The Greastest Offer Ever Refused [:46]
9. Houston, We Have a Small Problem [3:22]
10. Parting Thoughts [3:34]
11. Double Umbra [1:00]
12. To Leave or Not to Leave [:50]

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