Today on Far Future Horizons we present the first episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries “From the Earth to the Moon- Can we do this?”
“From the Earth to the Moon” is a twelve-part HBO television miniseries (1998) co-produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Tom Hanks, and Michael Bostick detailing the landmark Apollo expeditions to the Moon during the 1960s and early 1970s. Largely based on Andrew Chaikin's book, A Man on the Moon, the series is known for its accurate telling of the story of Apollo and outstanding special effects.
In the first instalment of this series on April 12, 1961, the Soviet Union accomplishes the unthinkable; Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin has orbited the Earth. Though Alan Shepard soon achieves the same feat in the Mercury program, Sputnik and other Soviet space accomplishments show that the United States is running far behind in the space race. Suggested by Hugh Dryden and committed to by President Kennedy, the ultimate goal and finish line will be a man setting foot on the moon. This puts NASA under extreme pressure, as they must figure out how to perform EVA, rendezvous, docking, long duration and spaceflight. Nine new astronauts must also be trained. In order to complete the Gemini program, work must be done and tragic problems must be weathered.
From The Earth to the Moon (the Signature Edition) is available on DVD from Amazon .com.
From the Earth to the Moon - "Can We Do This?"
From the earth to the moon E01- Can we do this? by lancegoodthrust19