Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo

By David Fairhead

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release Date: 2017-04-14
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Director: David Fairhead
  • Actors: N/A
  • Awards: N/A
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 6.99
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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo Description

At the heart of the Apollo space program and a remarkable decade of achievement was the team who worked in Mission Control.They were born against a backdrop of economic turmoil and global conflict. Some came from a rural lifestyle little changed from the 19th century. Others grew up in a gritty, blue-collar America of mines and smoke stacks. They ranged from kids straight out of college to those toughened by military service. But from such ordinary beginnings, an extraordinary team was born. They were setting out on what JFK called: “The most hazardous, dangerous, and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked” and through their testimony – and the supporting voices of Apollo astronauts and modern NASA flight directors – the film takes us from the faltering start of the program through the Mercury and Gemini missions, the tragedy of the Apollo 1 fire to the glories of the Moon landings.
At the heart of the Apollo program was the special band of brothers in Mission Control. The feature documentary film Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo tells their stories, describing the rural homesteads and smokestack towns they came from, and the remarkable team they became. The film consists of interviews with those who worked in Mission Control and astronauts, enhanced by extraordinary archive, stunning VFX and an original orchestral score. The film covers the first journeys to the moon by Apollo 8 and Apollo 11, and the huge effort required to save the crew of Apollo 13.
At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.

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Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo Movie Reviews

  • Relatively Disappointing

    wallemon
    2
    I've been an Apollo mission enthusiast my entire life. Being born in '64, some of my first memories are of these missions. I was really excited to see this movie come out. Unfortunately, it's a lot of rehashed information. I thought it would focus more on the Mission Control team and the operations center. Instead, we're hearing the same old stories about Apollo 13, etc, etc. This is an interesting movie, but I would wait until it's a $3.99 rental.
  • Outstanding

    Lon Blumenthal
    5
    The greatest generation won WWll. The next generation landed on the moon. The story of the flight controllers is just as gripping as that of the astronauts, maybe more. The further away from that time we get, the more outstanding their achievements.
  • A great documentary on mission control

    Rippystuff
    5
    Having worked at the Manned Spaceflight Center at the end of the Apollo program, I found the book and the movie to truly capture the experience of working there. It was great to read about and see old friends, bosses, and acquaintances. It was sad to know so many who have passed on. I heartily recommend both the book and the movie.
  • Great documentary told from a different perspective

    Boiler_Up
    5
    Most Apollo-era documentaries are told from the perspective of the astronauts...The view from mission control is awesome.
  • Mission Control

    John K Rochester
    5
    The men in Mission Control who made the decisions and literally pushed all the right buttons finally get their stories told... Superbly !
  • Exceptional telling of the behind-the-scenes story of Apollo!

    ASDFGHJKL ihkamMk
    5
    I had the opprtunity to see the premiere of this film at SXSW last night, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Click the "pre-order" button without fear!

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