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Re: "13 Minutes to the Moon"

Post by rwilkinson » Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:20 pm

The last episode is a live forum recorded at Rice University, Texas (the site of President Kennedy's historic speech):
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csz534
This includes Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham and Mission Controllers Gerry Griffin and John Aaron giving their recollections of the day of the first lunar landing.
They also remember how they and their colleagues handled problems with Apollo 12 (struck by lightning just after launch) and Apollo 13 and then look forward to the next era of manned space exploration.

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Three years to the Moon

Post by rwilkinson » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:59 am

Here's another gem from the early years of manned space-flight: a (black & white) edition of Horizon from May 1966:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p ... n-in-space
It includes a tour of the Gemini capsule, and interviews with Frank Borman and Walt Cunningham.
And the year before the Apollo 1 pad-fire, Borman hopes that the US would be able to accept the loss of a crew as "just part of the business".

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