Rocket Science 3 DVD Collector's Edition
Item #: DVDRocket
An exciting 12 part series examining the frontiers of rocket science and space discovery.
Winner of the Houston Film Festival Gold Rose!
Rocket Science takes an inspired look at the history of space exploration. Through personal interviews, never-before-seen film footage, and classified tours of top-secret facilities. Rocket Science investigates the most exciting moments in the race to reach space. Some of science's most significant breakthroughs are highlighted... everything from building the first rockets, to Chuck Yeager breaking the sound barrier and Neil Armstrong landing on the moon. Colorful commentary and personal anecdotes from the people who influenced and shaped space flight add a captivating element of human drama to this unique series. Just a few of the exclusive interviews include: Walter Cronkite, Chuck Yeager, Scott Crossfield, James Lovell, Frank Borman, Gene Cernan, Wally Schirra and Gene Krantz. Rocket Science also visits a variety of locations where groundbreaking research and advancements in aerospace technology took place. These include the legendary Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the facility responsible for developing the first American satellite and most of the later planetary space probes; Lovelace Clinic, the training and testing ground for NASA astronauts; and Edwards Air Force Base, the site where the sound barrier was first broken.DISC ONE THE ROCKETEERS
before NASA, the rocket plane was the preferred route to space
THE LAST EMPTY SKY
The development of the rocket 1920 to 1957
THE HIGH GROUND
The race to launch something - anything into orbit
The race to launch the first human into space
DISC TWO MISSILES TO THE MOON
Kennedy issues the challenge
THE LEARNING CURVE
NASA invents space travel with Project Gemini
The disaster of Apollo One puts NASA on track for the moon
TEN TIMES FASTER THAN A RIFLE BULLET
The birth of the Saturn VDISC THREE WE CHOOSE TO GO TO THE MOON...
The slow and painful birth of the first true spaceship, and a Christmas voyage around the moon
BEFORE THIS DECADE IS OUT
Apollo 11 and the first steps on the moon
THE UNIVERSE STRIKES BACK
Apollo 11 had been a near miss. 12 and 13 were near-disasters
THE LAST MAN ON THE MOON
The era of the Space Cowboy comes to an end
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