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Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-03-2017 03:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ars Technica will debut this week "Apollo: The Greatest Leap," an hour-long documentary about the program, produced in-house and featuring new interviews with Apollo luminaries like Chris Kraft, Sy Liebergot, Rod Loe, Walt Cunningham, and many others.
Starting next week, we'll be running a series of weekly Apollo features written by our Senior Space Editor Eric Berger. Each of Eric's pieces will highlight a different aspect of the Apollo program and will be accompanied by a chunk of "The Greatest Leap." We'll run the first three segments back-to-back across three weeks in December, and then, after a break, the last three will run back-to-back across three weeks in February.

In addition to producing "The Greatest Leap," Ars Technica also cleaned up the raw interviews with each of their more-than-a-dozen interview subjects, and they will be releasing those videos (with transcripts) as well.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-05-2017 07:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ars Technica presents The Greatest Leap, Part 1: How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon
Seated in Mission Control, Chris Kraft neared the end of a tedious Friday afternoon as he monitored a seemingly interminable ground test of the Apollo 1 spacecraft. It was January 1967, and communications between frustrated astronauts inside the capsule on its Florida launch pad and the test conductors in Houston sputtered periodically through his headset. His mind drifted.

Sudden shouts snapped him to attention. In frantic calls coming from the Apollo cockpit, fear had replaced frustration. Amid the cacophony, Kraft heard the Apollo program’s most capable astronaut, Gus Grissom, exclaim a single word...

Buel
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posted 12-05-2017 06:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buel   Click Here to Email Buel     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Interesting clip... but did they have to include the audio of the scream?

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