Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC Four
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 February 2006
DURATION | 118 minutes 4 seconds
July 1969 saw one of mankind's greatest technological achievements - the first landing on the moon. In this special compilation of archive footage, originally broadcast as part of BBC4's 'Moon Night', Patrick Moore presents the story of man's first steps onto another world.
As Patrick Moore notes at the beginning of this programme, much of the live commentary and discussion from the BBC's presentation of the moon landings has been lost. Producer Paul Vanezis pieced together this compilation using all of the surviving footage, including segments from the sound archives, bridged with suitable material from NASA's own recordings. Patrick Moore was then able to cover any missing segments with his own narration, which was specially recorded for this broadcast.
Man goes into space - next stop: the moon!
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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