Series
NOVA
Episode
To the Moon
Raw Footage
Interview with Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut, aviator, and engineer who was part of Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17, part 1 of 3
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-tm71v5cv70
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Description
Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut, aviator, and engineer who was part of Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17, is interviewed about his spaceflights. Cernan discusses the struggles of extravehicular activity (EVA) during Gemini 9, and his general difficulties during Gemini 9, as well as what was learned from Gemini. Cernan recounts his love for the Saturn V spacecraft, and describes its inspiring and overwhelming nature. Apollo 10 is then discussed, with Cernan describing it as the forgotten Apollo mission, describing the crew and the decision to not land on the moon, and ends by saying that it was for the best that Apollo 10 did not 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
00:23:28
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Credits
Interviewee: Cernan, Eugene "Gene", 1934-2017
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 52048 (barcode)
Format: Digital Betacam
Generation: Original
Duration: 0:23:28
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Citations
Chicago: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut, aviator, and engineer who was part of Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17, 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 August 9, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-tm71v5cv70.
MLA: “NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut, aviator, and engineer who was part of Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17, 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. August 9, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-15-tm71v5cv70>.
APA: NOVA; To the Moon; Interview with Gene Cernan, NASA astronaut, aviator, and engineer who was part of Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, and Apollo 17, 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-tm71v5cv70