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Space Trek Nasa Collection (8 Parts)

Subtitle
NASA space trek collection
Synopsis
Programmes compiled from NASA footage, each introduced by a well-known American astronaut. Each tape contains two programmes.
1: FRIENDSHIP SEVEN: The story of the ‘Freedom 7’, America’s first manned space flight, which saw Alan Shepard as America’s first man in space. FREEDOM SEVEN: Looks at the Mercury programme and the ‘Friendship 7’ mission and and John Glenn as the first American to orbit the earth. (These 2 titles are also available in a separate video compilation entitled NASA - THE BIG MISSIONS).
2: SKYLAB THE FIRST 40 DAYS: Excessive heating and low power supply problems; astronauts had to perform deep-water manoeuvres to practice the repair. SKYLAB SECOND MANNED MISSION: a repair mission making way for Skylab 3’s scientific experiments. Human and animal physiological experiments; shots of the sun; information about the earth.
3: THIS IS HOUSTON FLIGHT: Shows testing and training for space missions, the ‘Gemini 8’ achievement of the first docking with an unmanned spaceship and the problems with the mission. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: The ‘Apollo 11’ mission with Neil Armstron’s moon walk in 1969 and the excitement on earth following.
4: FOUR ROOMS EARTH VIEW: The Skylab project and its findings: experiments in zero gravity, solar observations and environmental resources. HOUSTON I THINK WE’VE GOT A PROBLEM: footage of the ‘Apollo 13’ mission and its problems.
5: IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON: Apollo 15, the first of three missions sent to investigate the moon. Shows the standup spacewalk, the lunar rover and the launching of a sub-satellite. MISSION APOLLO SOYUZ: The Soviet-American Space Agreement led to the Apollo-Soyuz mission in which two spaceships left different ends of the earth and met 140 miles above Portugal in the first phase of joint outer-space explorations.
6: NOTHING SO HIDDEN: Views of the lunar surface, of the earth from the moon. Shows the astronauts exploring on foot and using the lunar rover over highland regions near the crater Descarts. Shows a space walk. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The last of the Apollo missions. Shows views of earth from space and the surface of the moon.
7: SPACE SHUTTLES: The story of the first reusable, fixed-wing spacecraft to go into orbit. HOUSTON I THINK WE’VE GOT A SATELLITE: Attempts to capture and repair the Intelsat satellite and the potential for satellites and weather tracking and communications.
8: OPENING NEW FRONTIERS: The space shuttles: the Orbital Flight Test Programming, showing the planning and pre-testing of shuttle equipment. WE DELIVER: The first woman in space, the first Afro-American astronaut, the first space walk using a new spacesuit design and portable life support pack. Shows the space shuttle in orbit and the development of two communication satellites.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 8 x 70 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1997 sale: £12.99 (inclusive) each
Subjects
Space science
Keywords
space exploration; space technology

Sections

Title
Friendship Seven / Freedom Seven
Synopsis
1: FRIENDSHIP SEVEN: The story of the 'Freedom 7', America's first manned space flight, which saw Alan Shepard as America's first man in space. FREEDOM SEVEN: Looks at the Mercury programme and the 'Friendship 7' mission and and John Glenn as the first Am

Title
Skylab the first 40 days / Skylab the second manned mission
Synopsis
2: SKYLAB THE FIRST 40 DAYS: Excessive heating and low power supply problems; astronauts had to perform deep-water manoeuvres to practice the repair. SKYLAB SECOND MANNED MISSION: a repair mission making way for Skylab 3's scientific experiments. Human an

Title
This is Houston flight / The Eagle has landed
Synopsis
3: THIS IS HOUSTON FLIGHT: Shows testing and training for space missions, the 'Gemini 8' achievement of the first docking with an unmanned spaceship and the problems with the mission. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED: The 'Apollo 11' mission with Neil Armstron's moon

Title
Four rooms earth view / Houston I think we’ve got a problem
Synopsis
4: FOUR ROOMS EARTH VIEW: The Skylab project and its findings: experiments in zero gravity, solar observations and environmental resources. HOUSTON I THINK WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM: footage of the 'Apollo 13' mission and its problems.

Title
In the mountains of the moon / Mission Apollo Soyuz
Synopsis
5: IN THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON: Apollo 15, the first of three missions sent to investigate the moon. Shows the standup spacewalk, the lunar rover and the launching of a sub-satellite. MISSION APOLLO SOYUZ: The Soviet-American Space Agreement led to the A

Title
Nothing so hidden / On the shoulders of giants
Synopsis
6: NOTHING SO HIDDEN: Views of the lunar surface, of the earth from the moon. Shows the astronauts exploring on foot and using the lunar rover over highland regions near the crater Descarts. Shows a space walk. ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS: The last of the

Title
Space shuttles / Houston I think we’ve got a satellite
Synopsis
7: SPACE SHUTTLES: The story of the first reusable, fixed-wing spacecraft to go into orbit. HOUSTON I THINK WE'VE GOT A SATELLITE: Attempts to capture and repair the Intelsat satellite and the potential for satellites and weather tracking and communicatio

Title
Opening new frontiers / We deliver
Synopsis
8: OPENING NEW FRONTIERS: The space shuttles: the Orbital Flight Test Programming, showing the planning and pre-testing of shuttle equipment. WE DELIVER: The first woman in space, the first Afro-American astronaut, the first space walk using a new spacesu

Production Company

Name

SoundFX Publishing

Notes
now handled by Quantum Leap (6/98)

Sponsor

Name

NASA

Web
http://www.nasa.gov/ External site opens in new window
Notes
use for National Aeronautics & Space Administration

Distributor

Name

Quantum Leap

Notes
Ceased trading in 2018.
 

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