Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., astronaut, engineer, and Commander on Apollo 12, part 1 of 2
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-9g5gb1zn56
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Description
Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., astronaut, engineer, and Commander on Apollo 12 is interviewed about the predecessors to the Apollo program. Conrad describes the need for the Gemini program, and the medical worries that were alleviated after the Gemini and Mercury programs. Conrad also describes his time on the Gemini 5 and Gemini 11 missions as being cramped and very quiet. The conversation ends with a discussion of the Apollo 1 fire, followed by some more audio from Wasserburg's interview on the Lunatic Asylum.
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
00:13:30
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Credits
Interviewee: Conrad, Charles "Pete", 1930-1999
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52285 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:13:31
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., astronaut, engineer, and Commander on Apollo 12, part 1 of 2 ,” 1998-00-00, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed September 20, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-9g5gb1zn56.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., astronaut, engineer, and Commander on Apollo 12, part 1 of 2 .” 1998-00-00. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. September 20, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-9g5gb1zn56>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Charles "Pete" Conrad Jr., astronaut, engineer, and Commander on Apollo 12, part 1 of 2 . 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-15-9g5gb1zn56