June 08, 2008 01:12 AM by Joe Reality
The Discovery Channel is taking a look at fifty years of NASA space exploration. In a new series called When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions, Discovery Channel will show original NASA mission footage. The footage has been transferred into High Definition for the first time ever.
The three episode series will cover such landmarks events as the Mercury program’s quest to put a man in space, the moon landings, the Soyuz link up, and Bruce McCandless’ space walk. Also, the series will include footage filmed by the astronauts themselves.
“The story of NASA is really America’s story. People coming together with grit, audaciousness and determination to go – quite literally – where no man had gone before,” said John Ford, who is President and General Manager of Discovery Channel. “When We Left Earth is a story of great human courage, innovation and groundbreaking science and technology. We are proud to have played a part in preserving NASA’s film archives so that future generations can celebrate this glorious past and dream and build an even brighter future.”
When We Left Earth: The Nasa Missions airs on consecutive Sundays, June 8, 15 and 22 at 9 PM ET/PT on the Discovery Channel.
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