Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with Robert Channing Seamans, Jr., Deputy Administrator at NASA and Professor at MIT, part 1 of 3
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-br8mc8sm63
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Description
Robert Channing Seamans, Jr., Deputy Administrator at NASA and Professor at MIT recounts his time with NASA in its infancy. Seamans describes President Dwight D. Eisenhower's early investigations into space travel, and the early years of NASA when it was still NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) and when NASA was transitioning into its own entity. Seamans also explains the early administrative issues in NASA and the space programs, and the administrators' preparations for going to the moon, and their efforts to gain further funding from the Kennedy administration in order to go to the moon.
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
00:11:06
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Credits
Interviewee: Seamans, Robert Channing, 1918-2008
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52097 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:11:07
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Robert Channing Seamans, Jr., Deputy Administrator at NASA and Professor at MIT, part 1 of 3 ,” 1998-00-00, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 9, 2021, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-br8mc8sm63.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Robert Channing Seamans, Jr., Deputy Administrator at NASA and Professor at MIT, part 1 of 3 .” 1998-00-00. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 9, 2021. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-br8mc8sm63>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Robert Channing Seamans, Jr., Deputy Administrator at NASA and Professor at MIT, part 1 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-br8mc8sm63