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Saturn V: October 4th 1957, and the Russians take a huge leap forward in rocketry when they successfully launch Sputnik 1 - the world's first artificial satellite. Over the coming years the Soviets would continue to astound the world with their space achievements. America needs to respond - and quick! Command Module: We recount the story of the engineers who built the Apollo Command Module, a fully pressurised living space that would need to provide three men with food, water, air, power, communication, navigation and above all protection, to the moon and back.
Navigation: We tell the story of how a group of computer scientists grappled with the challenge of navigation of a round trip to the Moon back in the days when computer code and software hadn't been invented and computing power was a fraction of what it is today.
Lunar Module: The story of the engineers challenged with building what became affectionately called the Lunar Bug. A constant battle to meet the seemingly impossible demands of weight restrictions, the Lunar Module was one of the greatest engineering feats in history.
Suits: To survive outside of a spacecraft, an new space vehicle would be required - the spacesuit. Flexible enough to allow man to function, yet provide protection from the hostility of space. Two unlikely companies from the east coast took the challenge. Lunar Rover: In the final film in the series we reveal the untold story of how a very small group of engineers wont take no for an answer and convinces NASA to build what ultimately became the Lunar Rover. As with all the engineering during the Apollo program, the Lunar Rover - a spacecraft on wheels.
Great story, all the better for being true. American engineering at its best.Published 1 month ago by Daniel R. Glueck
If you have ever been interested in the Apollo program, this is a must see.Published 3 months ago by john Selle
Great documentary! If you enjoy learning about the mission to the moon, this is a must have. I have several movies/documentaries about the subject, but this one is the first that... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Black Belt319
A very informative book regarding man's machines for the moon.Published 4 months ago by Ralph D. Glashoff
Was familiar with this before ordering. Just what I expected. Great addition to collectionPublished 9 months ago by Melodye