Take The “Who’s Rank Is That?” Quiz!

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Welcome to our Friday quiz! This quiz will be available, but prize eligibility will end on Sunday at midnight US EDT. This quiz, one prize: (drawn from the high scores): One $20 credit with Spacecraft Films. Since we’re offering prizes we ask that you take the quiz only once, and that you do NOT use the Google machine to give us your answers. Good Luck!  

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

Our First Quiz Winners!

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The introductory week of our quizzes we’ve had four total winners. These winners were chosen at random from the total pool of perfect scores. Both quizzes this week had a perfect score rate of around 10%. Very well done! This weeks winners are: John Pfannerstill, Jim Banke, David W, and Alan Cato. Congratulations! We will have a new quiz this … Read More

Take Our “They Said It On The Moon” Quiz

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Welcome to our second quiz! Every Friday we’ll present a different quiz; some will feature cultural questions on spaceflight, some hardware, some operations, some history. Some quizzes will be easy, and some will be very hard. Each week we will select winners from the highest scores (that take the quiz before Monday) for a special prize(s). Since we presented our first quiz … 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

The Blog is Back!

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The new Spacecraft Films blog is now live, with new features and content. Our initial schedule for our new features: Every Thursday check in for a rotating feature – “Pet Peeves” and “Oddities,” pointing out mistaken or misleading space history, as well as unusual topics we’ve run across in our research. Every Friday check in for the weekly quiz. This week … Read More

Take the Real Space In Cinema Quiz

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Welcome to our quizzes! Every Friday we’ll present a different quiz; some will feature cultural questions on spaceflight, some hardware, some operations, some history. Some quizzes will be easy, and some will be very hard. Each week we will select winners from the highest scores (that take the quiz before Monday) for a special prize(s). Since this is the first … 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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