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nasamad
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posted 05-21-2014 05:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know if my friends in the U.S. or overseas can access all BBC IPlayer content but while looking through the science and nature listings this evening I found that the BBC had added quite a few vintage episodes of Horizon (a science documentary series).

One of these is a 1966 episode titled "Man in Space" which concentrates on the results of the Gemini 7 flight and its implications for long duration flights to the moon. It has very good interviews with Frank Borman, Charles Berry and Walt Cunningham. Well worth a look to see if you can view it.

Also available is the Richard Feynman episode "The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out," which I have always wanted to see.

nasamad
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posted 05-23-2014 11:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for nasamad   Click Here to Email nasamad     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know I'm replying to my own topic here but the BBC have just added "40 Years in Space" by Brian Cox to the Horizon iPlayer list.

spaced out
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posted 05-31-2014 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by nasamad:
One of these is a 1966 episode titled "Man in Space" which concentrates on the results of the Gemini 7 flight and its implications for long duration flights to the moon. It has very good interviews with Frank Borman, Charles Berry and Walt Cunningham. Well worth a look to see if you can view it.

Great no nonsense vintage documentary.

Watching the presenter show the interior of the Gemini capsule in such detail was fascinating.

However, as a collector I almost choked when the presenter casually mentioned that the meal pack he cut open and tried out was actually a flown unused meal pack from Gemini 7. He actually drank a flown juice drink and used a flown wipe!

It was a vivid demonstration of how much value NASA placed on flown excess equipment at the time.

Norman.King
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posted 06-01-2014 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Norman.King   Click Here to Email Norman.King     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the heads up, I really enjoyed watching that.

onesmallstep
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posted 06-01-2014 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for onesmallstep   Click Here to Email onesmallstep     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmm. Good thing that presenter didn't test a urine relief tube or fecal container too LOL.

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