Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 September 1970
DURATION | 36 minutes 32 seconds
Michael Charlton, James Burke and Patrick Moore pose questions to Dr Thomas Paine, who explains the reasons behind his controversial resignation from NASA and discusses the future of the American space program.
Thomas Paine resigned from NASA on 15 September 1970, taking up the position of vice president at General Electric, where he had worked for almost 20 years prior to joining NASA. In the mid-1980s, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to chair the National Commission on Space, which was tasked with shaping the future of NASA's space exploration program.
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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?
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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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