Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC Television Service
FIRST BROADCAST | 24 April 1961
DURATION | 14 minutes 53 seconds
Recent unmanned Soviet satellites have produced some fascinating photographs of the hitherto unseen 'dark side of the moon'. In this edition of the monthly series, Patrick Moore discusses the evidence both for and against the possibility of finding life on the moon, and predicts the likelihood of the first manned flight there in 'the foreseeable future'.
Patrick Moore's guess as to a possible landing site for a future moon mission was, as he himself admits, as good as any other. The eventual landing place chosen for the Apollo moon mission eight years later was in the area known as the Sea of Tranquillity.
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An astronomer states the case for putting telescopes on the moon.
Is there life on the moon?
Reg Turnill explores NASA's quarantine facilities.
What will the Apollo astronauts actually be doing on the moon?
Was the race to get man on the moon a waste of money?
A British scientist awaits samples of moon dust.
Remembering the moon landings and exploring the solar system.
An interview with former NASA chief Dr Thomas Paine.
Reg Turnill reports on Apollo 15's discovery of the 'Genesis Rock'.
A Christmas conversation about the moon.
How 13 women were blocked from joining NASA's space program.
Michael Portillo revisits the race to the moon.
Looking back to 20 July 1969.
Which will be the next nation to reach the moon?
Why should any nation need to go to the moon again?
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'The Sky at Night' with Eugene Cernan.
The artist astronaut of Apollo 12.
The Apollo 16 astronaut finds his way on the moon.
The scientist astronaut of Apollo 17.
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