Synopsis: NASA (10-PK) contains NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION (5-PK) and HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE (5-PK).
NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION:
Enjoy the epic story of NASA and American space exploration like never before! This exciting and comprehensive 5-DVD collectors' edition takes you on the adventure of a lifetime, a showcase of all the most thrilling moments in U.S. space exploration—while also examining the heartbreaking events when tragedy struck our heroes. It's all here . . . the "Eagle had landed" historic mission to the moon by Apollo 11; the amazing flight of John Glenn in Friendship 7; the landmark docking of Apollo and Soyuz; the scientific breakthrough of Skylab; the horrific Challenger disaster; plus so many more of the dramatic events in NASA's 50 year history. What';s more, this highly informative special edition offers so many fascinating stories you might never see—the launch and retrieval of satellites; behind-the-scenes on a space station; the true story of spy satellites; travel beyond Mars–this is the most complete, entertaining and educational presentation of the amazing history of America's space exploration available! NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION is an extraordinary collectible, a brilliant combination of adventure story, science, history and more—perfect for the whole family! But, above all, these profiles in courage, the stories of brave men and women who proudly served their country in a bold new journey of space discovery.
HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE:
Columbia's autonomous journey around the Earth during February 1981 opened a new chapter in space exploration. The advent of a "spaceworthy" vehicle severed our dependence upon "Mission Control," and placed the emphasis upon the new vistas observed by the astronauts themselves. The Space Shuttle represented the culmination of more than a century's worth of thought and technological experimentation. This 5-DVD collection features hours of rare archival film and photographs dating back to the pioneering efforts of the 1960s that paved the way for Challenger's ascent. After placing NASA's "Space Workhorse" in context, History of the Space Shuttle takes you behind the scenes of every mission the vessels have undertaken during the past three decades. These years have been intensely dramatic ones for the program, as scientists have struggled to cope with new contingencies that the founders of rocket propulsion never dreamed of encountering. The march of progress has never been particularly smooth, and this series does not flinch from examining the tragic aspects of the Space Shuttle saga—including the horrific disintegration of Challenger an mere 16 minutes from home on February 1st 2003. Whether you are an aficionado of the space program or merely dipping into its lore, this extraordinary set features material that will open your eyes and pique your interest.
Country of Origin: United States of America
Production Year: 2007