Apollo: The Race Against Time DVD
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- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: August 27, 2005
See how the relics of mankind's most remarkable journey are being preserved for the future.
- Includes an interview with astronaut Buzz Aldrin.
- Tour Mission Control with Apollo flight director Gene Kranz.
- Meet with preservation specialists at the Smithsonian Institution.
What remains of the spacecraft which carried American astronauts to the moon? How are they being saved for future generations? Host Steve Thomas focuses on the efforts of institutions like NASA and the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum to bring US space exploration to life through preservation of historic spacecraft and equipment from the Apollo missions and before.
Meet Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, and Apollo 17's Gene Cernan, the last. Tour NASA's original Mission Control, now a National Historic Landmark, with former flight director Gene Kranz. And check out the spacesuit "morgue" with conservator Mandy Young to see how spacesuits from the Apollo, Gemini, Mercury and even earlier projects are stored, cleaned, and preserved.