Apollo 16 Launch Day

Apollo 16 Launch Day

April 16, 1972. Footage of launch day breakfast, suit up, transfer to pad and spacecraft ingress for the Apollo 16 lunar landing mission. This track is silent. From our extensive 6-DVD collection at www.spacecraftfilms.com

FTETTM: Apollo 14 Landing

FTETTM: Apollo 14 Landing

Let's see if HBO let's me post the Apollo 14 landing in From the Earth to the Moon.

Apollo 10 - Suit-Up, Transfer To Launch Pad & Spacecraft Egress (May 18, 1969)

Apollo 10 - Suit-Up, Transfer To Launch Pad & Spacecraft Egress (May 18, 1969)

Footage of Astronaut Suit-Up, the transfer to the launch pad & Spacecraft egress of the Apollo 10 on May 18, 1969. Crew : Apollo 10 - May 18 - 26, 1969 Lunar Orbital Crew : Thomas Stafford (Gemini 6A, Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo-Soyuz Test Project) Commander Eugene Cernan (Gemini 9A, Apollo 10, Apollo 17) Lunar Module Pilot John Young (Gemini 3, Gemini 10, Apollo 10, Apollo 16, STS-1, STS-9) Command Module Pilot

Clip from Moonwalk One, ca. 1970: Space Suit

Clip from Moonwalk One, ca. 1970: Space Suit

This is a clip from the film titled "Moonwalk One, ca. 1970." The film contains copyrighted material and is therefore not available in full on the National Archives' YouTube channel. More information about the film can be found in the National Archives' online catalog: Full Title: Moonwalk One, ca. 1970 Creator(s): National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (10/01/1958 - ) (Most Recent) Series : Headquarters' Films Relating to Aeronautics, compiled 1962 - 1981 Record Group 255: Records of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1903 - 2006 Production Date: ca. 1970 Access Restriction(s): Unrestricted Use Restriction(s): Restricted - Possibly Note: Some or all of this material may be subject to copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Scope & Content: This film details the comprehensive coverage surrounding the July 1969 launch of Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the moon. The film details activities of both the astronauts and mission control during pre-launch and launch sequences, daily activities aboard the spacecraft and the moonwalk, and provides a view of the historical and cultural events of the time. The footage includes clips from science fiction television shows such as "Flash Gordon" and "Buck Rogers," as well as a lengthy segment on American rocket pioneer Robert Goddard. The film also explores some of the critical preliminary stages of the Apollo program, including medical testing of the human body in space conditions, as well as the assembly and testing of space suits as worn by the astronauts. Contact(s): National Archives at College Park - Motion Pictures (RD-DC-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road College Park, MD 20740-6001 Phone: 301-837-3540, Fax: 301-837-3620, Email: mopix@nara.gov National Archives Identifier: 1257628 Local Identifier: 255-HQ-199 http://research.archives.gov/description/1257628

Apollo 16 launch: Walter Cronkite and Walter Schirra LIVE on CBS, April 16, 1972

Apollo 16 launch: Walter Cronkite and Walter Schirra LIVE on CBS, April 16, 1972

Synchronizing: Video images ( 80% similar to the CBS broadcast) come from "5V1NA70G YouTube channel" (NASA FEED), the sound is recorded on audio cassette to CBC (Radio Canada) from CBS TV Network. AUDIO Dan Beaumont archive. Dan Beaumont production. See also: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axgp_CDWwMQ Wikipedia info: "Wally Schirra" during later Apollo missions he served as a news consultant, often being interviewed by Walter Cronkite on CBS News. He co-anchored the first manned landing on the Moon with Cronkite and Arthur C. Clarke,[9] and continued to co-anchor all the remaining Apollo Moon landing missions, including the ill-fated Apollo 13. Apollo 16 Wikipedia launch info: Apollo 16 launches from the Kennedy Space Center on April 16, 1972. The launch of Apollo 16 was delayed one month from March 17 to April 16. This was the first launch delay in the Apollo program due to a technical problem. During the delay, the space suits, a spacecraft separation mechanism and batteries in the Lunar Module (LM) were modified and tested.[27] There were concerns that the explosive mechanism designed to separate the docking ring from the Command Module (CM) would not create enough pressure to completely sever the ring. This, along with a dexterity issue in Young's space suit and fluctuations in the capacity of the Lunar Module batteries, required investigation and trouble-shooting.[28] In January 1972, three months before the planned April launch date, a fuel tank in the Command Module was accidentally damaged during a routine test.[29] The rocket was returned to the Vertical Assembly Building (VAB) and the fuel tank replaced, and the rocket returned to the launch pad in February in time for the scheduled launch.[30] The official mission countdown began on Monday, April 10, 1972, at 8:30 AM, six days before the launch. At this point the Saturn V rocket's three stages were powered up and drinking water was pumped into the spacecraft. As the countdown began, the crew of Apollo 16 were participating in final training exercises in anticipation of a launch on April 16. The astronauts underwent their final preflight physical examination on April 11.[31] On April 15, liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen propellants were pumped into the spacecraft, while the astronauts rested in anticipation of their launch the next day.[32] The Apollo 16 mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 12:54 PM EST on April 16, 1972.[33] The launch was nominal; the crew experienced vibration similar to that of previous crews. The first and second stages of the Saturn V rocket performed nominally; the spacecraft entered orbit around Earth just under 12 minutes after lift-off. After reaching orbit, the crew spent time adapting to the zero-gravity environment and preparing the spacecraft for Trans Lunar Injection (TLI), the burn of the third-stage rocket that would propel them to the Moon. In Earth orbit, the crew faced minor technical issues, including a potential problem with the environmental control system and the S-IVB third stage's attitude control system, but eventually resolved or compensated for them as they prepared to depart towards the Moon. After two orbits, the rocket's third stage reignited for just over five minutes, propelling the craft towards the Moon at about 22,000 mph (35,000 km/h).[34] Six minutes after the burn of the S-IVB, the Command/Service Module, containing the crew, separated from the rocket and traveled for 15 m (49 ft) before turning around and retrieving the Lunar Module from inside the expended rocket stage.

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