Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, NASA astronaut who was Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 14, part 1 of 3
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-hm52f7m22r
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Description
Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, US Navy Officer, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut who was Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 14 is interviewed about the Apollo program. Mitchell describes how he came to be a Lunar Module Pilot and describes what the spacecraft looked like. When science was added to the Apollo program, Mitchell applauded it, and discusses the science of the Apollo 14 mission and his relationships with Alan Shepard and Stuart Roosa.
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
00:11:17
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Credits
Interviewee: Mitchell, Edgar, 1930-2016
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52086 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:11:17
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, NASA astronaut who was Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 14, part 1 of 3 ,” 1998-00-00, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed October 21, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-hm52f7m22r.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, NASA astronaut who was Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 14, part 1 of 3 .” 1998-00-00. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. October 21, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-hm52f7m22r>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Edgar Dean "Ed" Mitchell, NASA astronaut who was Lunar Module pilot on Apollo 14, part 1 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-hm52f7m22r