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Moon Machines in the US and UK is a Science Channel HD documentary miniseries co

nsisting of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Pr


ogram to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V t
o the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Contro
l Computer, and the Lunar Rover. It was created by the team who made In the Shad
ow of the Moon in association with NASA to commemorate the agency's fiftieth ann
iversary in 2008. It first aired in June 2008 and was released on DVD a year lat
er in June 2009.[1]
Contents [hide]
1
Overview
2
Music
3
Episodes
3.1
Part 1: The Saturn V Rocket
3.2
Part 2: The Command Module
3.3
Part 3: The Navigation Computer
3.4
Part 4: The Lunar Module
3.5
Part 5: The Space Suit
3.6
Part 6: The Lunar Rover
4
Awards and nominations
5
References
6
External links
Overview[edit]
The miniseries features interviews with around 70 of the 400,000 engineers who r
eportedly worked on the Apollo program during the 1960s and early 70s. These int
erviews are intercut with archive film, sourced by Footagevault from NASA's vari
ous film archives stored at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, the Glen
n Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio and from the National Archive in Washington
.
The miniseries is narrated by actor Bill Hope.
Music[edit]
The score was composed by Philip Sheppard.
Episodes[edit]
Part 1: The Saturn V Rocket[edit]
The first episode of the series documents the creation of the iconic Saturn V ro
cket.
Part 2: The Command Module[edit]
The second episode is centered on the construction of the Apollo Command Module
and the setback of the Apollo 1 fire.
Part 3: The Navigation Computer[edit]
The third episode details the story of MIT's work on the Apollo Guidance Compute
r.
Part 4: The Lunar Module[edit]
The fourth episode features the Grumman project to build mankind's first true sp
acecraft - the Lunar Module.
Part 5: The Space Suit[edit]
The penultimate episode focuses on the teams that created the remarkable Apollo
pressure suit.
Part 6: The Lunar Rover[edit]
The series' final episode centers on the design and perfection of the novel Luna
r Roving Vehicle carried to the Moon on the Apollo J-class missions.

Awards and nominations[edit]


Part 2 the story of the Command Module won a Grand REMI from the WorldFest-Houst
on International Film Festival in 2009
References[edit]
Jump up ^ Moon Machines DVD Set - Amazon.com Store
External links[edit]
Moon Machines at the Internet Movie Database
Categories: SpaceflightDocumentary television filmsFilms about the Apollo progra
mScience (TV network) showsDocumentary films about the space program of the Unit
ed States2000s American television series2008 American television series debuts2
009 American television series endingsFilms about NASA
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