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This History Channel production brings you actual NASA footage revealing every step of each Apollo space mission. It's all here in breathtaking cinematography-from the first Apollo space mission to the historic moon landing to the tense moments encountered by the crew of Apollo 13 . 2 DVDs. 2004/color-b&w/5 hrs/NR/fullscreen.
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong took man's first steps on the moon. Roughly one billion awestruck people watched the lunar landing on television, but very few realized how close it came to disaster.
THE RACE TO THE MOON combines top programming from A&E and THE HISTORY CHANNEL. to deliver the ultimate 35th anniversary celebration of this world-changing event. Experience the ultimate insider's view of the Apollo space program by the man who served as NASA's primary flight director for over 30 years and examine recently declassified documents revealing NASA's plans to send men to Saturn by 1970. Take a nostalgic trip with Mike Wallace back to the early days of the space program, and return to the present-day triumphs and tragedies of one of our greatest technological achievements--the Space Shuttle. This 2-volume DVD set features the following programs:
Failure Is Not An Option: Retired NASA Flight Director Gene Kranz recalls the "whiz kid" atmosphere of the space program's early days and the exploits of the astronauts who took our dreams to the moon.
Modern Marvels: Apollo 13: An unexpected disaster leaves the crew of Apollo 13 lost in space. In many ways, this failed moon mission is one of NASA's finest moments.
History Undercover: Code Name: Project Orion: Explore the grand dreams of the top-secret US space program in the 1950s. Renowned physicists like Freeman Dyson discuss visions of battleship-sized rockets and spaceships hitched to comets.
Modern Marvels: The Space Shuttle: The complete story of the shuttle, from its conception in the 1950s to its triumphant launch in 1981. Plus, an exclusive peek at the next-generation space shuttle, the futuristic X-33.
These disc are fine and present a good hsitotrical account of the Apollo 13 and Space Shuttle. I would expect this from the History Channel.Published 2 months ago by Zach Kirkland
These dvds arrived much earlier than I expected, and are in great working order. I enjoy any take on the race to the moon, and the moon missions. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Flakhound
These were both gifts to my husband who loves them. He has watched them once a week since his birthday.Published on May 4, 2013 by Kathleen Lagerman
Have not watched yet. Can't describe it until after it has been viewed. i will update at some later date.Published on January 18, 2013 by Mort
Silly me, I assumed that "Failure is Not an Option" would encompass both Parts 1 *and 2* of the History Channel series; only Part 1 is included. Read morePublished on December 29, 2012 by Nathan P. Shive
I'll never understand why we spend so much money on war and so little on Space exploration.
These videos made me proud of America's achievements in science,intellectual... Read more
I teach US History and I show this when I teach the Space Race. The kids always love it! It is such a great video--interesting and informative. . Highly recommend!!!Published on April 12, 2012 by Nicole
The first documentary in this box set, Failure is Not an Option, happens to be the best concise information you could ask for in learning or remembering NASA's Mercury, Gemini, and... Read morePublished on January 16, 2012 by Sezwho