Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-3j39020j4t
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Description
Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, and space scientist who worked on the Apollo program, is interviewed about his contributions to the Apollo program. El-Baz explains early ideas of how the lunar landscape was formed, and how the learning from Apollo created a greater picture of the moon. El-Baz also talks about the selection of his Rover versus a Lunar Flying Vehicle, after the two were tested and the Rover flew better. The interview ends with a description of El-Baz's last day at NASA, and his pride at having contributed to the program.
This remarkably crafted program covers the full range of participants in the Apollo project, from the scientists and engineers who promoted bold ideas about the nature of the Moon and how to get there, to the young geologists who chose the landing sites and helped train the crews, to the astronauts who actually went - not once or twice, but six times, each to a more demanding and interesting location on the Moon's surface. "To The Moon" includes unprecedented footage, rare interviews, and presents a magnificent overview of the history of man and the Moon. To the Moon aired as NOVA episode 2610 in 1999.
Created
1998-00-00
Asset type
Raw Footage
Genres
Interview
Topics
History
Technology
Science
Subjects
American History; Gemini; apollo; moon; Space; astronaut
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
0:07:58
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Credits
Interviewee: El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52082 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:07:58

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Format: video/mp4
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3 ,” 1998-00-00, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed August 19, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3j39020j4t.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3 .” 1998-00-00. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. August 19, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3j39020j4t>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3 . Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-3j39020j4t