When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

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  • Season 1
    • Home in Space
      Episode 6
      6/22/08
      9.0
      The Hubble Space Telescope is launched to photograph the depths of the solar system and experience problems immediately. NASA sends a mission to fix the Hubble Space Telescope. Construction on the International Space Station goes underway. NASA considers sending manned flights to the moon and Mars.
    • The Shuttle
      Episode 5
      6/22/08
      9.7
      NASA launches the first space shuttle. The Challenger tragedy sets back the manned space travel program.
    • The Explorers
      Episode 4
      6/15/08
      9.4
      Now that NASA has mastered the lunar round trip, they want to explore more of the moon's mysteries.
    • 6/15/08
      9.6
      NASA begins to rebuild their program, following the Apollo 1 tragedy, as they begin with missions in deep space.
    • NASA begins the Gemini program. For the first time, it will launch two men into space in a single spaceship. Gemini is charged with achieving an ambitious set of advanced space travel goals from long-duration flights to space walks.
    • 6/8/08
      9.4
      A look into the Mercury missions and the men who were America's first astronauts, and the first to discover if human beings can survive the stress, of traveling in space.
    • When We Left Earth: 40th Anniversary Special
      The Apollo 11 moon landing is revisited in the words of the astronauts and engineers who took part in the effort.