Man On The Moon
(Narrated By Walter Cronkite)
Man on the Moon is an opportunity to relive one of mankind's greatest achievements. Anchored by Walter Cronkite and reported by the CBS News Team that provided the original coverage of this memorable event. This seventy-five minute program consists of highlights from the nine-day Apollo 11 mission, and features an overview of the planned space program both before and after Neil Armstrong's historic walk on the moon. As exciting as the Apollo 11 flight was, the Apollo 13 mission was even more dramatic. The chilling phrase, "Houston, we have a problem.." abruptly changed what had begun as a routine flight, when an explosion aboard the command module rocked the ship nearly 200,000 miles from earth. The heroic efforts of the team at mission control, as well as those of astronauts Jim Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise, stand as a brilliant demonstration of human capability under almost unbearable stress. The first launch of the space shuttle occurred on April 12, 1981, when the orbiter Columbia, with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen aboard, lifted off from the Kennedy space center. Columbia was the world's first reusable space vehicle, and its maiden voyage heralded a new era in space exploration. As an added feature, the recovery of the Apollo 14 command module is recounted by an eyewitness to the event.
USA, 2003, B&W/Color, approx 2 hours.
- Man On The Moon
- Houston, We Have A Problem
- Space Shuttle: A Remarkable Flying Machine
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)