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MissionControlMovie
At the heart of the Apollo program was Mission Control. This is their story. Produced by Available on DVD, Blu-ray & on-demand.
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MissionControlMovie Jan 3
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MissionControlMovie Jan 3
Another space first to welcome 2019. China's Chang'e-4 probe landed on the far side of the Moon. The craft sent back its first images via the relay satellite Queqiao (Magpie Bridge) which sits in the halo orbit around the second Lagrangian (L2) point of the Earth-Moon system.
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MissionControlMovie Jan 3
Huge congratulations to , and the whole of the New Horizons team for their fly-by and exploration of Ultima Thule, one of the ancient red seeds of the Solar System. Extraordinary achievement. Extraordinary results.
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MissionControlMovie Dec 31
GIGANTIC HAPPY NEW YEAR to those who love spaceflight, those who sing stories of its heroes, & those who make it real. It's a great year ahead, with Apollo's 50th, visits to new worlds, & the return of US crewed flights. We can't wait. Much love xx. And here's SS John Young.
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MissionControlMovie Dec 24
On Christmas Eve 1968, the Apollo 8 crew - Bill Anders, Jim Lovell and Frank Borman - read from Genesis above the moon. It was a surprise to Mission Control, who found it intensely moving. (NASA would receive complaints about use of a religious text.) Merry Christmas, everyone.
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MissionControlMovie Dec 5
The Mission Control team is proud to be part of this major new feature documentary on the great Neil Armstrong.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 30
1960, November 30th. Neil Armstrong made his first X-15 flight. Which is an excuse for a selection of the images of one of the most beautiful craft every created by human ingenuity. Go, X-15!!!
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MissionControlMovie Nov 29
Go ! We love the first image. It is taken by MarCO-B, one of the small, experimental cube-sats that accompanied Insight on its journey to Mars. The second image is an artist's depiction of MarCO-A and MarCO-B.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 28
Mariner 4 launched on November 28, 1964. It returned the first close-up pictures of Mars. Mariner 4 became a destroyer of worlds. Dreams of landscapes of life and canal-like structures were shattered when images of a cratered, and seemingly dead world were returned.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 27
Glynn Lunney: an original member of the Space Task Group, Apollo Flight Director and one of the saviours of Apollo 13 was born November 27, 1936. Our very best wishes on this day, sir.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 24
November 24th, 1969. Apollo 12 returns to Earth.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 22
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the team To the men and women who have worked in NASA Mission Control, Those who helped us create our film, And those that watched it. There will be much more to be thankful for in 2019. More dreams on their way.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 22
Apollo 12 image of the day: Alan Bean collects a soil sample in the brilliant light of a lunar day.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 20
Apollo 12, November 20 1969. Commander Pete Conrad stands beside Surveyor 3, which had landed in 1967. In an image taken with an artist’s eye by Alan Bean, the lunar module Intrepid is visible on the horizon.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 19
Nov 19, 1969 Apollo 12 makes a pinpoint landing, yards from Surveyor 3. It's a stunning achievement for Mission Control and crew. Commander Pete Conrad’s first words on the surface are “Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that's a long one for me."
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MissionControlMovie Nov 17
Members of the astro corps like the odd practical joke. When the Skylab 4 crew arrived at the station, they found three figures in occupation, dressed in flight suits. Their companions were three dummies left there by Al Bean, Jack Lousma, and Owen Garriott from Skylab 3.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 16
November 16, 1973. Skylab 4 launches. A Saturn IB places the third and final Skylab crew of Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson and William Pogue onto America's first space station for a mission that was to last 84 days, one hour and 16 minutes.
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MissionControlMovie Nov 16
Replying to @missionmovie
Looks like a ghost signal ... oh well
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MissionControlMovie Nov 15
A signal from Opportunity on Mars? Here's hoping ....
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MissionControlMovie Nov 15
Gemini 12 would splash down on November 15th 1966, completing the Gemini program. The craft and crew were recovered by the USS Wasp.
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