Thursday, August 25, 2005

The Race Against Time

focuses on efforts by NASA, the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center to draw attention to American space exploration through the preservation and restoration of historic spacecraft and equipment from Apollo missions of the 1960s. Featuring interviews with former astronauts such Buzz Aldrin, who walked on the moon during Apollo 11 and Gene Kranz, flight director for many Apollo missions, give viewers the firsthand perspective of space program experts who lived through these events. From a tour of mission control in the Johnson Space Center in Houston to a visit to the special place where space suits are stored to the story of the restoration of the mighty Saturn V rocket, this program offers viewers a fascinating introduction to the many aspects of our nation's space program. Apollo: The Race Against Time offers educators and their students a unique view of the space program and its history, highlighting the importance of preserving its famous relics as humankind's exploration of the world beyond earth continues into the 21st century. Apollo: The Race Against Time website and teacher's guide coming soon.


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