NASA 10-DVD Box Set (2011)
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|Synopsis: NASA (10-PK) contains NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION (5-PK) and HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE (5-PK). |
NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION:
Enjoy the epic story of NASA and American space exploration like never before! This exciting and comprehensive 5-DVD collectors' edition takes you on the adventure of a lifetime, a showcase of all the most thrilling moments in U.S. space exploration—while also examining the heartbreaking events when tragedy struck our heroes. It's all here . . . the "Eagle had landed" historic mission to the moon by Apollo 11; the amazing flight of John Glenn in Friendship 7; the landmark docking of Apollo and Soyuz; the scientific breakthrough of Skylab; the horrific Challenger disaster; plus so many more of the dramatic events in NASA's 50 year history. What';s more, this highly informative special edition offers so many fascinating stories you might never see—the launch and retrieval of satellites; behind-the-scenes on a space station; the true story of spy satellites; travel beyond Mars–this is the most complete, entertaining and educational presentation of the amazing history of America's space exploration available! NASA: 50 YEARS OF SPACE EXPLORATION is an extraordinary collectible, a brilliant combination of adventure story, science, history and more—perfect for the whole family! But, above all, these profiles in courage, the stories of brave men and women who proudly served their country in a bold new journey of space discovery.
HISTORY OF THE SPACE SHUTTLE:
Columbia's autonomous journey around the Earth during February 1981 opened a new chapter in space exploration. The advent of a "spaceworthy" vehicle severed our dependence upon "Mission Control," and placed the emphasis upon the new vistas observed by the astronauts themselves. The Space Shuttle represented the culmination of more than a century's worth of thought and technological experimentation. This 5-DVD collection features hours of rare archival film and photographs dating back to the pioneering efforts of the 1960s that paved the way for Challenger's ascent. After placing NASA's "Space Workhorse" in context, History of the Space Shuttle takes you behind the scenes of every mission the vessels have undertaken during the past three decades. These years have been intensely dramatic ones for the program, as scientists have struggled to cope with new contingencies that the founders of rocket propulsion never dreamed of encountering. The march of progress has never been particularly smooth, and this series does not flinch from examining the tragic aspects of the Space Shuttle saga—including the horrific disintegration of Challenger an mere 16 minutes from home on February 1st 2003. Whether you are an aficionado of the space program or merely dipping into its lore, this extraordinary set features material that will open your eyes and pique your interest.
Customer Reviews of NASA 10-DVD Box Set
Not much of a documentary, more a collection of ol5/23/2011
Madacy Entertainment repackages this stuff from time to time and releases it again (and again!). In fact if you bought some of their previous products, then you may already have it. A lot of footage and I mean lots (over 18 hours), if you are a collector of this stuff, you will want this. Most of the footage is NASA pr films although there is some other old films as well. The first five discs are actual footage of the early space years (Apollo, Mercury, etc.). There are also some old documentaries as well. A lot of the footage is public domain. The next five discs are space shuttle footage and lots of it. If you are are a space nut these old original films are historical and interesting. All of these films are from the late '60s through the 80s. Nice pictures on biodegradable cases (There are 2 five packs). *No* attempt is made whatsoever to remaster these films. They are shown in there faded, well-worn '60s, '70s and '80s glory. This is a serious disappointment! (-1.5 stars). I expected some attempt to remaster these as DVD quality. A few of these nearly 50 year-old films are of such poor quality. This is *not* really a cohesive documentary and the absolute bare minimum amount is used to string this old footage together as a documentary series (-1.5 stars). The narrator often takes a break and leaves us with 10s of minutes of raw footage, this can actually get boring. I hope this explains what to expect.