Intro: Moon Documentaries
The moon is the only moon of planet earth. It orbits around Earth, so it sometimes appears to be very close and large in the sky, called a "supermoon", but at other times it cannot be seen because it's too far away. The moon's gravity affects ocean tides on Earth, stabilizing its rotation perfectly every time that it completes an orbit (about 29 1/2 days). The moon has no atmosphere or weather systems.
The moon was first visited by Yuri Gagarin on 12 April 1961 using Vostok 1 . It is also home to many famous craters , although some are hidden by lunar soil. The moon does not have an iron core; instead scientists think that this may have come from meteorites crashing into moon in its early years.
The moon has been visited by at least 12 people, including Buzz Aldrin who visited it on 20 July 1969. He also forgot to bring a television camera , so he left the moon without ever seeing himself land on it. The moon's surface is covered with fine gray dust and rocks ranging from small pebbles up to huge boulders . It has no plants or animals, only hardiest bacteria have survived the moon's harsh conditions unfrozen.
1. Moon Mysteries by Naked Science - Moon Documentaries
Naked Science presents Moon Mysteries, a documentary about the lunar mysteries of our nearest neighbor. We explore moon legends and myths in cultures around the world, how it affects us on Earth, and what we might find when we finally get there.
We also travel to moon museums in America, where you can see moon rocks up close. And we meet the astronauts who have been there and learn how they lived on this dead world.
As technology continues to improve, moon tourism is becoming a reality. It's only a matter of time before the moon will be explored in even greater depth. The moon is an extraterrestrial body that orbits around planet earth, with many mysterious lunar objects in space seen with the naked eye and marveled for centuries by people all over the globe. This moon mysteries documentary will take us through the history of moon myths, legends and facts about pre-telescopic moon observations while showing glimpses into current lunar research activities taking place with NASA.
2. Apollo: The Moon Mission - Apollo 11 Documentary
The first crewed mission to orbit, Apollo 8, took place in December 1968, followed by Apollo 10 in May 1969. Six Moon landings occurred, beginning with Apollo 11 in July 1969 and ending with Apollos 15-17 (depending on how you count) in December 1972. Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon during Apollos 11-12, 13-14
The success of earlier flights, problems in the development of the lunar module and concerns that the Soviet Union might be ready to launch astronauts around the Moon led NASA to change the flight plan for the next Saturn V mission. NASA ultimately changed from an unpiloted, Earth-orbiting mission to a crewed flight around the Moon.
The Apollo 8 mission, which included Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders as the first crew to fly atop the immense Saturn V booster and orbit the Moon for 20 hours, was the first. On Christmas Eve 1968, the crew performed a moving reading from Genesis while in orbit, and Anders captured an unforgettable "Earthrise."
It was time for NASA to begin seriously considering the possibility of landing humans on the Moon once again when it had completed a tour of the planet.
The next was the Apollo 9 mission, which was the first to carry a lunar module into orbit. Though the mission remained in Earth orbit, Commander James McDivitt and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart parted ways from the command module and flew independently for six hours, testing the lunar module's systems. On the lunar module's "porch," Rusty Schweickart donned a spacesuit to test out space suits that would be worn on the Moon.
3. Space Race to the Moon - Documentaries about the moon
On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. 54 years later, it's now been 12 men or women who have walked on that dusty surface. But how much do you actually know about our nearest celestial neighbor?
In this documentary, we'll explore a variety of topics--including space exploration, lunar geology and astrobiology--to uncover the truth behind mankind's greatest adventure: The Space Race to the Moon.
Conclusions: Moon Documentaries
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