Friday, May 27, 2016

From the Earth to the Moon - "Mare Tranquillitatis"

This fabulous photograph shows Neil Armstrong’s face through his space suit visor as he walks across the lunar surface. The image was captured in video footage by the movie camera mounted on the Eagle lunar lander. The image was retrieved by Spacecraft Films, an Ohio-based specialist in historical space footage, and was included in the newly published book, Voices from the Moon, by author Andrew Chaikin. Copyright NASA and Andrew Chaikin.

Today on Far Future Horizons we present the sixth episode of the acclaimed twelve-part HBO television miniseries From the Earth to the Moon - “Mare Tranquillitatis".

Photograph of Buzz Aldrin on the Lunar Surface

This episode of From the Earth to the Moon is a dramatization of the Apollo 11 first Moon landing in Mare Tranquilitatis ("Sea of Tranquillity") and is interspersed with flashback sequences of Emmett Seaborn's television interview with the crew of Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module pilot Buzz Aldrin, and Command Module pilot Michael Collins.

The Crew of Apollo 11 Left to right: Armstrong, Collins, Aldrin

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.

From The Earth to the Moon (the Signature Edition) is available on DVD from Amazon .com.

  From the Earth to the Moon - "Mare Tranquillitatis"

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