Journey to the Moon Dec 15, 2011 2:17:40 GMT -6
Post by Chicago Astronomer Joe on Dec 15, 2011 2:17:40 GMT -6
Journey to the Moon
Journey to the Moon - The Apollo Story Synopsis
On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a historic speech at Rice University where he pledged the United States would send astronauts to the Moon before the end of the decade.
Eight years later, on July 20, 1969, Apollo commander Neil Armstrong stepped out of the lunar module and made "a giant leap for mankind" - a step that symbolized one of the most remarkable feats in human history.
If you’ve got a spare 45 minutes and want to take a look back at the Apollo missions to the Moon, this documentary, ‘Journey To The Moon: The Apollo Story’ is well worth it. The film chronicles the Apollo program from its inception in 1961 through Apollo 11′s successful moon landing to the final mission, Apollo 17, which took place 39 years ago this week. You’ll see original footage (and those simple 1960′s era animations that showed how lunar orbit insertion and rendezvous and docking would work) and hear from the astronauts themselves.
This is a neat little film.
It goes from the start of the Mercury missions to Apollo 11 - glossing over Gemini and other the other mission. There are nice long unedited shots of lift-offs, docking, landing and other spacecraft maneuvers.
I viewed this through my Android Toshiba Tablet via HDMI cable to the flatscreen and kicked up the surround sound...
There is also very limited narrative chatter, allowing the capcom/Houston audio traffic play, with inserts of the astronaut's thoughts here and there - and long unedited film shot footage. Lift-off is especially nice.
The "cutting edge" vector line graphics of 1969 are a hoot and the musical score interesting...
I recommend this short film.... #Thumbsup#