Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of ApolloHD Closed Captioning
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About the Film
At the heart of the Apollo space program and a remarkable decade of achievement was the team who worked in Mission Control.They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle little changed from the 19th century. Others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America of mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from kids straight out of college to those toughened by military service. But from such ordinary beginnings, an extraordinary team was born. They were setting out on what JFK called: “The most hazardous, dangerous, and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked” and through their testimony – and the supporting voices of Apollo astronauts and modern NASA flight directors – the film takes us from the faltering start of the program through the Mercury and Gemini missions, the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire to the glories of the Moon landings.
Amazing movie with a cast like no other
I was lucky to see this last year and the movie shows a side of mankind that really touches your heart, the cast of the movie - a bunch of ordinary guys, many of them in their twenties being lead by amazing visionaries to excel and do the right thing. Chris Kraft, Gene Kranz, Rick Houston (the writer of the book the film is based upon) and Gerry Griffin amongst many of the other amazing people tell their story of how they got America to the moon and back again and how they managed many challenges day to day. It also features the late Gene Cernan who gives a perspective of how important "Houston" was to Project Apollo. Not to be missed.
Indepth look at another side of spaceflight
This film has shown at Spacefest and more recently SXSW. Great insight into a team who shaped an epic period of history.