For All Mankind
Apollo Space Program - NASA
"We came in peace, for all mankind." 21 minutes, Mp3
From the plaque left on the moon by the crew of Apollo 11
Excerpts from interviews of Apollo astronauts,
largely on the experience of exploring the moon, what it felt like to be in space,
what it meant, as a human being.
Gene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt, Michael Collins, perhaps Edgar Mitchell, one or two other astronauts.
Only 12 human beings have ever stood on the moon. What they have to say needs weighing and reflecting on,
now more so than ever, forty years after the first Apollo landing. I put this Mp3 together for my own use,
while writing my epic poem, listening to it many times, and then thought perhaps other people
might also find it interesting and worth pondering. Recorded from several sources, some segments
from old VHS tapes, so I apologize for what is at times admittedly poor quality, but worth hearing.
In the Shadow of the Moon
Astronauts Edgar Mitchell and Eugene Cernan reflect on their experiences in space of unity and oneness.
For All Mankind. Produced and directed by Al Reinert, 1989. Based on interviews with the Apollo astronauts. I consider this DVD the best of all the many productions I've watched over the years on the Apollo saga.
Apollo XI ...The Eagle Has Landed! Produced by NASA, 1985. VHS.
Apollo: Missions to the Moon, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. Dastar, 1995. 7 VHS tapes.
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions. Discovery, 2008. 4 DVDs.
In the Shadow of the Moon. A Film by David Sington for the Discovery Channel. 2007. Also one of the best films.