Apollo 15 - Man Must Explore (Extended Collector's Edition) DVD
Item #: DVDApollo15
In July and early August of 1971, NASA embarked on an ambitious and challenging lunar mission - the journey of Apollo 15 to the Hadley-Apennine region. The first of the "J" lunar missions, Apollo 15 took the first Lunar Rover to the surface, allowing the crew to explore the beautiful region of Mt. Hadley and Hadley Rille over 3 days. New science was conducted in orbit as well, with the addition of an array of photographic and scientific instruments in the Apollo CSM. This 6-disc set tells the amazing story of Apollo 15 through compelling sounds and images of the film and television record of the mission. From training on the Lunar Rover to the first live liftoff from moon, you'll be there for each moment of the TV downlink and each foot of onboard motion picture film. Included are the raw television transmissions from the flight to the moon, all three moonwalks, plus the lunar liftoff, Trans-Earth EVA, in-flight press conference and more. This set also contains multi-angle views of liftoff and coverage of recovery through the statements of the crew on the carrier deck. You'll discover Hadley Rille as you've never seen it before. The fourth landing on the moon was a big step up for the Apollo missions--color TV cameras, more flexible suits, and a rover to take astronauts David Scott and Irwin several miles around the Hadley Rille hills--the most dramatic terrain of any of the moon shots. With all the new technology came a lot more film (21 hours), much of which is the very watchable, yet grainy feeds that were seen on millions of TVs in July 1971. You also get the audio-only portions when the rover moves between the station stops--long moments of static, thankfully accompanied by many of the still shots by the astronauts. The clarity of the 16mm segments is always a welcome sight, although surprisingly little was shot on the moon. Two split-scene sequences of the lunar module leaving the moon are excellent. Those who are moon-shot newbies may scream for an editor, or at least a short documentary (or Walter Cronkite) explaining the terms, mission goals, who's who, or what the "Genesis rock" is (it's an ancient moon rock, far different from the others). Except for a quick CGI segment of the landing site and a DVD booklet, there is no outside explanation. --Doug Thomas
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