Men into Space

Season 1 Episode 2

Moon Landing

Aired Wednesday 8:30 PM Oct 07, 1959 on CBS
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Moon Landing

Senator Jim Sloane of the President's Space Committee arrives to question the value of the Air Force's moon landing program. Once the senator is satisfied, McCauley and his crew depart for the moon and make a successful landing, but discover that one of their number was seriously injured during takeoff.


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    Joe Maross

    Joe Maross

    Major Patrick Donon

    Guest Star

    Don Oreck

    Don Oreck

    Major Mason Trett

    Guest Star

    Karl Swenson

    Karl Swenson

    Senator Jim Sloane

    Guest Star

    Charles Herbert

    Charles Herbert

    Peter McCauley

    Recurring Role

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      • Narrator: You are about to see Man's first attempt to reach the moon. This story is not true. It hasn't happened, yet. These are scenes from that story. It will happen when men such as these name the day. This is the story of that day. Of Man's first moon landing.

      • Senator Sloane: Dr. Russell. You think we're ready? That we ought to make the try now?
        Russell: Well, nothing stands still, Senator. Life began in the sea, then groped onto the land with intelligence and time and staggered into the sky. Now we're leaping into space. We are ready. Space flight is only a natural inevitable step in evolution. We have to go sooner or later. Might as well make it sooner.
        McCauley: He's quite a philosopher, sir, but he's right.

      • Roberts: The mission as planned will be short and quick. Takeoff, 2359 hours.
        Senator Sloane: General. Can we call it "midnight" just this once?
        Roberts: Take off, midnight. Just this once.

      • Roberts: Need some coffee, Jim?
        Senator Sloane: How you can stay so calm is beyond me.
        Roberts: Ah, we send birds aloft every day with men in them. Not to the moon, sure, but still aloft. First time for anything is petrifying, but then after that it's routine. You got to make it routine to play--play this game.

      • McCauley: Your son would be as proud of you as you are of him, Mrs. Russell.
        Mrs. Russell: I was proud of Russ before he went to the moon. I'm happy he saw it. He wanted that more than anything else. And what other man has ever had so bright a monument?

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