When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (Disc 1, episode 1&2) Blu-ray

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Blu-ray Disc
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Blu-ray: A (includes US, CA)
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Documentary
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Digital copies will not be included. This is only the first disc of the set.

Video in good used condition, guaranteed to play like new.

 

Episode 1:

The first episode of the series documents the start of the Space Race and the flights of the Mercury Program, beginning with flight testing of the X-15 rocket plane, Alan Shepard's flight as the first American astronaut aboard Freedom 7, and John Glenn's historic flight Friendship 7 and the potentially fatal problem with the heatshield that occurred during the second orbit. Neil Armstrong, Chris Kraft, Glynn Lunney, Gene Kranz, and NBC News space correspondent Jay Barbree are among those interviewed.

Episode 2:

The second episode is centered on Project Gemini, the second American human spaceflight program. The episode shows how the astronauts trained for spaceflight. It features the first American spacewalk by Gemini 4 astronaut Ed White. It also features the first space rendezvous with Gemini 6 and 7 and a two-week-long mission on Gemini 7. It also includes the first docking in space on Gemini 8 and the first mission abort in space, also on Gemini 8. Lastly, it shows the first American to conduct an EVA, or Extra-vehicular activity, Ed White.

Plus:
Four days of Gemini 4
Interviews from NASA’s archives: Michael Collins, Astronaut; Joe Kosmo, Space Suit Engineer/Designer
Mercury/Gemini Mission Clips