The Resource To the moon

To the moon

Label
To the moon
Title
To the moon
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For two hours in July of 1969, the world stood still as man landed and walked on the moon. Hundreds of millions worldwide watched it live on blurry black and white television, beamed back a quarter million miles across the heavens. For the first time in human history, all mankind could observe a profound discovery as it happened. Produced in 1999, TO THE MOON is a two-hour special, marking the 30th anniversary of the greatest science and engineering adventure of all time - going behind the scenes to tell the stories the astronauts and the unsung heroes of lunar exploration - the scientists and engineers who made it happen. When President John F. Kennedy pledged to put a man on the moon by the end of the 60s, not a single person in the nascent US space agency had a clue as to how this would be accomplished. After all, it was April, 1961, just two weeks after an American flew into space for the first time. Everything was unknown and in debate - how would they get there? And how to return? The technologies - for propulsion, navigation, and life support - had yet to be invented and tested. At the time, no computers, batteries, communication, let alone rockets or spacecraft capable of the mission were on the drawing boards. The task seemed endless, even impossible. Then, before the plans were barely outlined, the President was dead, leaving the mission to continue. The task was daunting. TO THE MOON is a celebration of that remarkable achievement and an exploration of the future of space technology. Quick facts: . Distance from Earth: 384,400 km . Equatorial Radius: 1737.4 km . Volume: 21,970,000,000 km3 . Mass: 73,483,000,000,000,000,000,000 kg . The moon makes a complete orbit around the Earth every 27.3 days . There have been six human landings on the moon . The first person to walk on the moon was Neil Armstrong of the Apollo 11 mission on 20 July 1969 . It is estimated 500 million people worldwide watched the moon landing live . Eugene Cernan was the last person to set foot on the moon on 14 December 1972 as part of the Apollo 17 mission
Intended audience
Censorship classification: E
PerformerNote
Liev Schreiber
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Wolfinger, Kirk
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  • Aeronautics
  • Space flight to the moon
Label
To the moon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Gryphon Entertainment: SVE0620
  • Access to the To The Moon website
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD) (117 minutes).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25336952
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Publisher number
SVE0620
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25336952
  • (Sirsi) 25336952
System details
DVD region 4
Video recording format
DVD
Label
To the moon
Publication
Note
  • Gryphon Entertainment: SVE0620
  • Access to the To The Moon website
Accompanying material
1 videodisc (DVD) (117 minutes).
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25336952
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Publisher number
SVE0620
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 25336952
  • (Sirsi) 25336952
System details
DVD region 4
Video recording format
DVD

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