St Clair Vision returns with another collection of original NASA documentaries. This three DVD set delivers 12 films covering the space shuttle era and NASA's early unmanned planetary probes. Here's what you get:
Disc 1 * Jupiter Odyssey (28 minutes, 1975) Discoveries about the Jovian system from the Pioneer 10 mission. * Mercury: Exploration of a Planet (31 minutes) The Mariner 10 probe delivers our first close-up glimpse of the planet Mercury. This film is the second episode of a 13 part series entitled "NASA at Work: Journey Through the Solar System." One has to wonder whether St Clair Vision will release the rest of the episodes someday. Although this film discusses the 1975 Mariner 10 mission, the opening credits feature film of the space shuttle, so the film itself probably dates from the 80`s. Don't miss the animated mnemonic song. This was intended to help school kids remember the names of the planets in order, but it's an amazing unintentional self-parody. Like Sesame Street with a hangover! * The Universe (27 minutes, 1976) Cosmology 101. Animation is used to explain concepts like black holes. Everything is covered, from brown dwarfs to red giants. Tron would feel right at home. * New Look / Old Moon (28 minutes, 1979) The state of lunar science a decade after the first landing. * Bonus Feature: NASA Mission Patches
Disc 2 * Planet Mars (28 minutes, 1979) Our first glimpse of the red planet is delivered by Mariner 9 and the Viking landers. * Opening New Frontiers (28 minutes, 1982) The first four flight of Shuttle Columbia comprised the orbital test flight phase of the program.Read more ›
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