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keywords: nasa, apollo program, apollo 9, apollo 11, apollo 13, apollo 17, astronaut neil armstrong, astronaut edwin buzz aldrin, astronaut michael collins, lunar rover, houston we have a problem

Synopsis: Major highlights of the NASA Apollo Program starting with Apollo 11 with Michael Collins, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin in the first Moon Landing and ending with Apollo 17 the final manned mission to the Moon...(read more)

  • Date: 1969-1970's
  • Duration: 00:28:28
  • Sound: Yes
  • Color: Color
  • Type: Public Domain
  • Language: English
  • Location: United States, Moon
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Time Of Apollo

Apollo 11 with command ship "Columbia" and lunar module "Eagle" on launch pad at Kennedy Space Center, formerly Cape Canaveral on the east coast of Florida. Shows Apollo crew Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Ship Pilot Michael Collins, and Lunar Module pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr departing the crew headquarters. Shows personnel at Launch Control Center. Brief clip of spectators followed by "20 seconds and counting, T-minus 15 seconds, and countdown to launch". Shows flight of Apollo after leaving launch pad.

View of the surface of the moon from the Lunar Module Eagle and touch down as Armstrong said "the Eagle has landed". Armstrong steps off module and said "one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind". Images of Astronauts on the moon. Series of newspaper headlines "Man Walks On Moon" plus many others.

Images from Apollo 9 and first flight of the manned Lunar Module "The Spider".

Apollo 17 attached to a Saturn V booster and mounted on a crawler-transporter on way to launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Shows launch of Apollo 17, first night launch of a U.S. human spaceflight and final manned launch of a Saturn V booster. Shows crew of Apollo 17 Commander Eugene Cernan, Command Module Pilot Ronald Evans, and Lunar Module Pilot Harrison Schmitt in Command Module in flight.

Flashback to April 1970 and audio from Apollo 13 "Houston we have a problem". Shows how Mission Control was able to bring the crew of Apollo 13 safely back to earth using the Lunar Module's resources as a lifeboat. Footage of Mission Control personnel and Apollo 13 Astronauts.

Shows Apollo 17 Lunar Module in descent and landing in the Taurus-Littrow Valley on the moon. Astronaut Harrison Schmitt describes leaving the Lunar Module and the panning shots of the Taurus-Littrow Valley of the moon. Footage of Astronauts Cernan and Schmitt over a period of three days as they explored the moon using the Lunar Rover, collected lunar rock samples, and deployed scientific instruments. Shows lunar or moon rock sample in laboratory.

More footage of the Astronauts on the moon and planting the American flag. View of the earth from the moon. Shows lift-off of the Lunar Module from the moon and the splash down on return to earth.