Hidden FiguresDecember 10, 2016
The untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – brilliant African-American women working at NASA and serving as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.
Apollo 11March 1, 2019
A look at the Apollo 11 mission to land on the moon led by commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin.
The Right StuffOctober 20, 1983
A chronicle of the original Mercury astronauts in the formation of America's space program: Alan Shepherd, the first American in space; Gus Grissom, the benighted astronaut for whom nothing works out as planned; John Glenn, the straight-arrow 'boy scout' of the bunch who was the first American to orbit the earth; and the remaining pilots: Deke Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Wally Schirra.
G.O.R.A.November 12, 2004
A slick young Turk kidnapped by extraterrestrials shows his great « humanitarian spirit » by outwitting the evil commander-in-chief of the planet of G.O.R.A.
Mercury 13April 8, 2018
After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.
The Day We Walked On The MoonJuly 8, 2019
On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch of Apollo 11. Over the next few days, the world watched on with wonder and rapture as humankind prepared for its "one giant leap" onto the moon--and into history. Witness this incredible day, presented through stunning, remastered footage and interviews that takes you behind-the-scenes and inside the spacecraft, Mission Control, and the homes of the astronaut's families.
Jules Verne's Rocket to the MoonJuly 13, 1967
Phineas T. Barnum and friends finance the first flight to the moon but find the task a little above them. They attempt to blast their rocket into orbit from a massive gun barrel built into the side of a Welsh mountain, but money troubles, spies and saboteurs ensure that the plan is doomed before it starts...
CountdownAugust 20, 1967
A scientist (James Caan) replaces a military officer (Robert Duvall) as an astronaut on a space-race moonshot.
First Man on the MoonJanuary 1, 2012
Neil Armstrong's family and friends, many of whom have never spoken publicly before, tell the story of the first man to set foot on the moon. Drawing heavily on unbroadcast archive footage and the unique perspectives of the contributors, this is an exclusive account of Neil Armstrong's extraordinary life story. From his childhood during America's Great Depression to the heady days of the space programme, his historic first step on the Moon and his famously private later life. Seen through the eyes of those who were with him, the film explores the man behind the myth, a man who was very much a product of his time. The film goes beyond his days as an astronaut and shows that his life after the flight of Apollo 11 was, in many ways equally challenging, as Armstrong came to terms with life outside NASA and the relentless demands of fame until his death in August 2012.
The Armstrong TapesJuly 8, 2019
Never-before-heard audio tapes recorded with Neil Armstrong during the final years of his life reveal an intimate portrait of this iconic - and famously private - man. Illustrated through previously unseen personal photographs and archival footage, this documentary special takes viewers on an emotional journey into the thoughts and experiences of the first man on the Moon.
Space HackersMay 7, 2007
The '60s. Achille and Giovanni Judica-Cordiglia, two amateur radio enthusiasts, listened to sound from space with home-built equipment in their hometown of Turin. But one night, they recorded something quite different from the usual static that would change their lives forever...
State of WeightlessnessMay 28, 1994
A documentary charting the rigors of the Russian space program, where the symbol of national pride would justify the most demanding training conditions.
A respectful overview of Dr. Marvin E. Grunzke’s career that included training Ham, the first chimpanzee launched into orbit by NASA.
Camp CenturyJanuary 8, 2020
How in 1959, during the heat of the Cold War, the government of the United States decided to create a secret military base located in the far north of Greenland: Camp Century, almost a real town with roads and houses, a nuclear plant to provide power… and silos to house missiles aimed at the Soviet Union.
Moon: The Battles of SpaceJanuary 2, 2019
July 20, 1969. Apollo 11 lands on the surface of the Moon. Such a feat was apparently performed to the greater glory of all mankind, but actually it marked the end of the space race disputed by the two great superpowers of the time in their eagerness to arrive before and the beginning of the spread of the Cold War into space. Nowadays, the struggle continues, but the main competitors and their purposes are others.
The Mighty Saturns: Saturn VJanuary 18, 2004
This 3-DVD collection is the most comprehensive ever assembled on the Saturn V. Packed with spectacular footage, from every launch of a Saturn V to unique management reports, an original documentary, pad camera footage and more. Rare extras of engine tests, rollouts, pad operations. One of most popular sets ever.
Project Gemini: A Bold Leap ForwardJanuary 18, 2002
In the mid-1960's, after the success of Project Mercury, the need to master long-duration missions and extravehicular activity resulted in Project Gemini, which provided the seasoning in men and machines that led to the first American spacewalk... and paved the way for ultimate victory in the race to the Moon. This 3-disc set chronicles America's bold new program with comprehensive footage from the film and videotape records of Project Gemini. Includes original Project Gemini documentary, complete 16mm onboard film from all the flights, footage from each mission preparation, launch and recovery. With rare bonus footage of the Gemini spacecraft, Titan launch vehicle, crew training activities and more. Runtime is over 6 hours. NOTE: Some of the tracks do not contain audio.
Man on the Moon with Walter CronkiteJanuary 1, 2008
Relive humankind's incredible accomplishment of walking on the moon in this program that presents highlights of Walter Cronkite and the CBS News Team's comprehensive coverage of the thrilling nine-day Apollo 11 mission. Then, Cronkite reports on the treacherous voyage of Apollo 13, as the brave crew struggles to regain control after an explosion rips through the ship hundreds of thousands of miles above Earth.
Conquering SpaceFebruary 1, 1989
Janet recalls the summer during her teenage years when her family moved yet again for her father's job with NASA, including him teaching her to drive and her meeting her first boyfriend.