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SpaceAholic
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posted 12-06-2012 07:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SpaceAholic   Click Here to Email SpaceAholic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fox News release
Fox News Reporting: Fly Me to the Moon

Sunday, December 9 at 9 p.m. ET
Hosted by Neil Cavuto

The dream of a nation fulfilled. Americans explore the moon, capping an unparalleled saga of imagination, courage and technological achievement.

Now, 40 years since man last walked on the moon, listen to the inside stories of some of the 12 brave astronauts who left their footprints there. Buzz Aldrin, Harrison Schmitt, Jim Lovell, Charlie Duke, Frank Borman, Edgar Mitchell, Bill Anders and the last man to walk on the moon Gene Cernan share the stories of the triumph and near tragedy of Apollo with Neil Cavuto.

bwhite1976
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posted 12-06-2012 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I cannot wait to see Frank Borman. What a perfect time to air this around Christmas.

NJSPACEFAN
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posted 12-10-2012 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NJSPACEFAN   Click Here to Email NJSPACEFAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It was good to see the astronauts - it was a simple summary of the space program. This was the first time I ever heard Lovell give the Apollo 13 crew only a 10% chance of coming back. Also, I think Buzz was a tad disingenuous on stating it was ok with him that Armstrong was picked to be the first to step on the moon.

jiffyq58
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posted 12-10-2012 10:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jiffyq58   Click Here to Email jiffyq58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if this will be re-broadcast? I only saw the last 20 minutes of it.

J.L
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posted 12-10-2012 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was not too impressed by the show on Fox. From a production standpoint, forty years later and the well worn NASA produced "mission films" footage is still getting a workout. Mark Gray at Spacecraft Films has busted his rear over the years bringing the quality of this footage up to date, but organizations like Fox continue take the shortcuts and use the same old tired, blurry, fourth generation copies for their productions. People need to be reminded that it was actually good, clean and clear footage to start with. It is always good to see the astronauts and the history of Apollo in prime time, but can we ever present the footage in it's glorious original form?

space4u
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posted 12-10-2012 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just google "Fox News Fly Me to the Moon" and you can watch it.

MCroft04
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posted 12-10-2012 09:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have to agree; I wasn't impressed either. And yes they could have done better on the video. But heck, this comes from a guy who has had the ultimate pleasure to talk at length (and sometimes in the bar) to all these guys (except Borman). We should count our blessings that the ASF and Novaspace provide us the opportunity to talk to these Magellan's and Balboa's!

bwhite1976
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posted 12-10-2012 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bwhite1976   Click Here to Email bwhite1976     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think it was fairly obvious to all on this post that that this special would be another summary of the moon missions. Regardless, it was great to see all of the astronauts. I was glad to see Apollo 8 recieve some airtime. Of course, 7, 9, and 10 were glossed over.

Since this was on a much viewed channel there is the bonus that it was viewed by a larger audience. Hopefully, some of that audience learned something or became interested in these missions.

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