NASA Video Collection


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1. The 25th Year

Project Mercury, the United States first manned space flight program was given the go ahead just one week after NASA was formed on October 1st, 1958. Seven test pilots were selected to become astronauts. Donald K. Slayto, Alan B. Shepard, Walter Schirra, Virgil Grissom, John Glenn Jr., Leroy Cooper, and Malcolm Carpenter.

2. Skylab - The First 40 Days

Skylab had been a successful mission. The large majority of scientific objectives were accomplished. But the mission was something more than routine. It gave a new meaning to the term, "manned spaceflight."

3. Apollo-Soyuz - USA and Soviet Space Mission

Mid July 1975, an American Apollo spacecraft and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft, prepare to join an Earth orbit, 140 miles above the Atlantic near Portugal. A time during which differences in language, technology, and political creed were set aside. This was the mission that opened the door for international manned spaceflight. A mission that would set the course for joint flights of the future.

4. Launch and Retrieval of Satellites

An in depth look at life on the Discovery, as the crew conducts retrievals of satellites in space.

5. Satellite Repairs

NASA flight crew of Mission 51 I shares their photos and results of the space flight with the public.

6. Four Rooms - Earth Views

"Four rooms with Earth Views." We may be seeing ads like this in the not too distant future. In fact, theres the equivalent of a small bungalow out there in space right now, thats empty and available, with a beautiful view of Earth. It's called Sky Lab, and it's already had 9 tenants. It's main purpose - to make space flight more useful for man's endeavors on Earth.

7. Space Station - Living in Space

Around the World and in space, men and women from different nations are hard at work on one of the most important inventions of our time, a space laboratory known as the International Space Station. The station harbors the goal of improving quality of life on earth and life in space as well, creating a bridge to the future of human exploration.

8. Apollo 11 - The Eagle Has Landed

On Sunday, July 20th, 1969, around the World, nearly 1 Billion people watched this event on television, as the first man from Earth prepared to set foot upon the moon. "One small step for man. One giant leap for mankind."

9. Apollo 13 - Houston, We've Got a Problem

April 13th, 1970, the mood could only be described as relaxed. Apollo 13, man's 5th lunar mission, the 3rd scheduled to land on the moon, continued its tranquil coast.

10. Apollo 15 - In the Mountains of the Moon

Five miles above the moon, Dave Scott and Jim Irwin looked out the window of their lunar module down toward Al Worden in the command module, which had completed its separation maneuver. Beneath them the 15, 000 foot steep of the lunar Apennine mountain. Soon they would fly low over those steeps on their way to a landing in a little valley in the mountains of the Moon.

11. Apollo 16 - Nothing So Hidden

April 16th, 1972, Apollo 16 mans fifth lunar landing sat silently on the pad awaiting its mission. Inside the astronaut quarters, its relaxed crew ate Sunday breakfast. John Young, a veteran of 3 previous space flights. Ken Mattingly, command module pilot, who would conduct orbital experiments around the moon. While Charles Duke explores the lunar surface with Young.

12. Apollo 17 - On the Shoulders of Giants

December 6th, 1972, Eugene Cernan, veteran astronaut and commander of Apollo 17, would be the last apollo astronaut to stand on the surface of the moon. Dr. Harrison Schmidt would be the first geologist to set food on an alien World. Ronald Evans, command module pilot, would remain in lunar orbit operating a battery of experiments that would take this last close look at the moon.

13. Alan Shepard - 1st US Man in Space

The heavens have always presented a challenge to man. May 5th, 1961, US Mercury astronaut Alan B. Shepard enters his space craft. Very shortly he will be on his way into space. As the hatch goes on, 2 big questions come to mind. Is the vehicle ready? Are you ready?

14. Challenger - Disaster and Investigation

The following film discusses the of the January 1986 51-L Space Shuttle Mission. Produced by the Photo and TV Support Team of the 51-L and Design Analysis Task Force's activities and findings. The film provides a concise, technical explanation of the cause of the Challenger accident.

15. Friendship 7 - John Glenn First US Man to Orbit Earth

Dawn. Cape Canaveral, Florida. A captain aboard a new kind of ship about to sail on a new kind of ocean. The vast infinite Ocean of space. Man is going there. January 27, 1962, astronaut John Glenn will be rocketed aloft on the 109-D rocket.

16. This is Houston - Flight of Gemini VIII

This film follows the NASA team that helped launch Gemini VIII, and includes footage of test flight simulations in real time.

17. Mars and Beyond - Where No Man Has Gone

This film discusses the contributions to space exploration, in particular deep space research, of Goldstone Deep Space Communication antennas and their impact on exploring Mars and beyond.

18. Eyes in the Sky - Spy Satellites

NASA studies reached not only into the atmosphere, like the pioneering work done at Navy Test Pilot School, but the missions of Magellan, Galileo, and Euless, help us understand our planetary neighbors as well. These crafts deployed probes that would help research these planets, conducting experiments and taking images that show rare glimpses of our neighboring planets.

19. Hubble Telescope - Looking for Creation

NASAs Hubble space telescope is a modern example of turning defeat into victory. When Hubble was launched, it was touted as the most advanced telescope of its kind, promising to bring the deepest reaches of the galaxy into sharp focus. But a problem in the telescope's primary mirror called spherical aberration forced astronomers to rethink their science goals.