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Mon Mar 11, 2019, 10:59 AM

28. I highly recommend the mini-series "From The Earth To The Moon"

Tom Hanks produced this 13-part series for HBO about the beginnings of the U.S. manned space program starting with Mercury through Gemini and onto Apollo. The stories are told mostly factually, (there are a few artistic licenses), with terrific casts, excellent special effects and great music. Not only does the series show what was going on inside NASA and with the astronauts but it captures the era of the 1960s and early 1970s effectively and accurately.

My favorite scenes (of many) are those of the Apollo 11 mission and the descent of Eagle to the lunar plain. It's just as I have always imagined it would look! Also notable is the episode titled "1968" when Apollo 8 circled the Moon and captured the icon Earthrise photo. There's a tiny bit at the end that makes my heart flutter. Another great episode is "Spider" which is about the development of the lunar lander. Fantastic engineering stuff.

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