Beginning with the launch of the first Apollo mission, everyday Americans describe the effect man’s first visit to the moon had on them. With unique footage of the spacecraft hovering over the lunar landscape, astronauts scooting around on a moon rover, and the final planting of the US flag, we are reminded that these men are nearly 24,000 miles away from home.
This is the dawn of a revolutionary era where webs of satellites will allow the world to communicate globally, measure the atmosphere, and reveal more knowledge about planet Earth than could possibly be observed from the ground.
As amazing images of the vessel skimming over the atmosphere flash by during its navigation back to earth, a prescient vision of what may be in store for mankind is laid bare. The Skylab. The Space Shuttle. International Space Stations.
In the end, Burgess Meredith tells us humanity’s drive to understand outer space is the logical conclusion for a species that has forever tried to define its mystic purpose in the scheme of our infinite universe.
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