NASA's Greatest Missions 6DVD Box Set
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Space documentary set profiling the greatest missions of NASA over the last half-century. The series examines Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's legendary first steps on the moon, the launching of rockets, and, also, the tragic loss of astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee aboard Apollo 1. The ups and downs of space travel are documented here, featuring exclusive interviews from astronauts.
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It's amazing that Amazon doesn't do the darnest thing with the scamming going around. False and misleading information, you think you are buying something and get another. Positively I am beginning to think that Amazon is everything except a friendly and trustable place to buy from.
Each DVD is only about 45min, with no extras. You think you are buying the absolute definitive because you get 6 DVDs, they could just as easily have fitted all the episodes easily onto 2 DVDs.
Having said all that, I really enjoyed what was available. The layout and progression was in a format that made sense and was easy to follow. There just could have been much, much more. When buying this assume a 2 DVD set spread over 6 DVDs
Anyway, the six DVDs give a fascinating account of the carefully planned steps to send men to the Moon and the final achievement. Personally, I found it best to watch all the DVDs in order rather than trying to look at only the parts I thought might be most interesting; in that way one appreciates more the careful planning and meticulous performance of this project.
I must admit i thought the Gemini missions to be fascinating to watch and all the unsung heroes featured in the documentaries, from Gene Kranz ( the white waistcoat) at Mission Control to virtually all the astronauts including Armsrong, Aldrin, and Shepherd . i did not know that USA launched so many flights from Cape Canaveral so frequently in the run up to The Saturn V missions which took them to the Moon - amazing to think they flew to the moon but fuelled the LEM so it couldn't land even if they wanted to - so that the Appolo 11 mission would be THE ONE! - great value for money !
I am very jealous of that generation watching this on TV and experiencing amazing times of a country so hell bent on beating the russians - i have actually met Alan Shepherd myself in 2001 at Houston and have his autograph and it was really good to see him doing the dangerous flights - Shepherd was the first american in space only 16 days after the Russian Yuri Gugarin, but hey ho, they are both heroes and they had BALLS back then!!!
i have an ever higher respect for these brave pilots than before !!
They did really really scary stuff - Gemini missions are brilliant to watch on the DVD. full colour and very well prodcuced, well done Discovery Channel.
The Shuttle DVD's ( last 2 discs ) really put a lump in your throat and there are superb tributes to Challenger and Discovery when they accidentally blew up - if only the shuttles had a perfect track record - but the nasa astronauts just keep on flying and learning from their mistakes - very moving and superbly shot - you will see footage you will never have seen. thumbs up for Mars Missions' in 2020 !!
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Very Informative and well worth the purchase, I first saw this on the BBC and always being interested in space, when this came out on DVD I had to get it to add to my collection of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by AW
Could be packed onto 1 or 2 discs, but they choose to put only one hour per disc, simply takes up a lot of space (No pun intended!)Published 18 months ago by Miles