Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with James "Jim" Lovell, astronaut, commander of Apollo 13, and command module pilot of Apollo 8, part 2 of 2
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-kd1qf8ks40
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Description
Jim Lovell, former NASA astronaut, retired Navy Captain, is interviewed about Apollo 8. Lovell admits that he did not take the "Earthrise" photo, and comments on the decision to read from Genesis during the Apollo 8 Christmas Eve broadcast. Later Apollo missions emphasized geology, and Lovell describes training with geologist Lee Silver in Cocoa Beach and the Orocopia Mountains, as well as his discovery of an old Native American pot during one of these training exercises. Lovell later discusses Apollo 13 and his disappointment at not reaching the moon and his hope of returning home safely. The tape ends with Lovell's evaluation of his four flights in space: Apollo 8 was the most fulfilling, but Apollo 13 was the most challenging. Final minute of the interview is audio-only.
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
00:22:52
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Credits
Interviewee: Lovell, James, 1928-
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52260 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:22:52
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with James "Jim" Lovell, astronaut, commander of Apollo 13, and command module pilot of Apollo 8, part 2 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-kd1qf8ks40.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with James "Jim" Lovell, astronaut, commander of Apollo 13, and command module pilot of Apollo 8, part 2 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-kd1qf8ks40>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with James "Jim" Lovell, astronaut, commander of Apollo 13, and command module pilot of Apollo 8, part 2 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-kd1qf8ks40