NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3
the well you know in nineteen sixty seven we just had a notion of what the more maybe nato and we had some gut feelings on the fact that the features that was young with the form the way we geologists think that features informed on and that was really the more significant as did the voting that one thing that live with the informant and that we would think things work on the earth and that was that was rejected all the pictures from our experience that was unthinkable anonymous was invited to me the new water was judged it what are we
looking at these features in the night lights of this week i think teachers of the movie i didn't even do what how would they look if they were formed on the earth and that was at the big question when there were paraded nineteen seventy two with an older man with and yes indeed these types of features were formed same way as the ones much more than the us that would have broken his new year's the warm had a guest that come out and yes we assume that they would that would be at the repetition of it is on the one that would actually have water and before y sound and yes that era or kinds of things that there would have been absolutely no way to even think that in nineteen sixty seven before the public program there were people know where you are as far as
the us consulate there was really a tossup whether you have your work anyway or you have an owner flying deeper and there was a lot of support for that were flying vehicle at particularly for the judges that wanted to go to the top content and the bottle that it isn't because it's on monday to vigorously support of this thing and he went to the company that made it and tested it than saad hariri center for the world to push so that would have that you know there might be and went to others on a wind up or a problem that there and we had this double the white people and the girl and i must say that thank god that we refined the two they got it was flying actually victims of one of the of the mountain stage right in front of us and the rover over the event that in italy because it was concerned about the fact that there are over there or find it that would not be so easily maneuverable and all you really wanted was to get to that different sample that
sample from the mountain so that you go to the base of the mountain and it's something that you know because we came here on earth many of the routes that on top of the market actually slide down and so many pictures showing up so fast it down so when they need to be different from the top which for them to slide down and so what i did it was botched board forty four that over that four the move my vehicle because they knew that it would work easier i knew that the referendum it might cause accidents and ruler was concerned about taxes because of accidents a fatal accident on the moon would have stopped the program i think about you will with all of them all about us that there was a lot less then what would the program ended it was only about thirty months before the program ended that that really thought about what that cause as far as i'm concerned it didn't
matter at sea the goal is an egyptian or geologists or given to the us said we now in the war in the former program that is a friend of asimov's that's most of them from the war ii is in the middle of that war thing is says secretary of the selection committee for the lending side says is the hidden up and leave the president away because of what he knows and what an outside of other that's laura there's nothing is forbidden added it was very interesting that the year that's torturous at the apollo fourteen there are pilot said to talk to like a cannon's the apollo eleven man was at the time the head of the finance business in washington and to london and michael collins was the name that he has to start some scientific as the unity at the museum and still visible but i know one guy that grants that this isolated soul and i love to go up on top the dangers of the us as soon as the problems were so that was a new era
that's it when the program ended and we walked out of the mess the door for the last time knowing that does its government because the more i knew that that would be absolutely nothing like that ever again as the mother of what this massive deep it would never reached the pinnacle of our poll goes men breaching the more satisfied that the movement from the first time a human being human beings' of anywhere before civilization out there that the window that all men must have wondered about this and for the apollo program to take them and then the mom will bring him back and it samples and the pictures and figure out what this thing was it was something that it's important that it was something beyond imagination and they didn't think any other program no mother how great work no matter how far we will reach that critical of the first exit from earth landing on and then
everybody and coming back and particularly women because so close to the earth and people from the one eyed wonder the market and wished to even touch and now we know it and now it has become a friendly so you arrive president knew that there would be nothing like this forever i was not as sad and by the end of the program i was very pleased that there was water there was i was one of those bees there's anything that they had any part of daily life
- To the Moon
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- Interview with Farouk El-Baz, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing at Boston University, part 3 of 3
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- 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.
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- 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.
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- American History; Gemini; apollo; moon; Space; astronaut
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Interviewee: El-Baz, Farouk, 1938-
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
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- 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 (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-3j39020j4t