Preparing Apollo 11

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Through the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (launch on July 16), we’ll be presenting a series of features detailing the preparations for the launch. Featuring edited excerpts from our Apollo 11: Men on the Moon 3-DVD set, our first entry concerns the arrival and erection of the spacecraft and launch vehicle, the sixth Saturn V to be launched. Activity … Read More

A/V Space History – The Apollo 13 Accident

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Also known as figuring things out by dropping stuff down a big tube (and filming it) When we begin to create a collection for a new DVD set, the first thing we do is sit down and list what we consider to be “must haves” for that set. Some are easy to determine (and find), and some items are added to … Read More

Happy Birthday Jim McDivitt

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The late John Lowry was a video pioneer, creating image processing techniques that would leave an everlasting mark on cinema and television. In 1972, John Lowry’s small start-up company, Image Transform, would make a big claim about what it could do to Apollo television transmissions – a claim they would back up. At the time, Jim McDivitt was manager of the Apollo … Read More

Pet Peeve – Painting a Moon Rocket (Wrong)

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Why does it seem so difficult for cinema and television to get the roll pattern on the Saturn V correct? The most famous of the incorrectly painted Saturn V’s is from the movie “Apollo 13.” Just as in so many other screen appearances, the Saturn V is painted incorrectly for a flight vehicle (including Apollo 13). Why? The launch of … Read More

Live From The Moon Available On Demand

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Our acclaimed documentary Live From the Moon: The Story of Apollo Television is now available online, through Vimeo’s on demand feature. The program has a runtime of 98 minutes. The program is presented in HD, and has never been seen on television in the United States. (It has appeared in many other countries, Japan, the Middle East, and several others). Live … Read More

Hawaii and the Apollo Astronauts

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Recently a story made the circuit telling of rare photos of the astronauts on geology field training, particularly in Hawaii. Despite some rather massive “never-before-seen” hyperbole by the press (they’ve been around for years); the story appears to have originated from Rob Kelso, executive director of the Pacific International Space Center. Kelso went on search for the photos to document … Read More

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