IMAGES: NASA's Home Movies

Science  26 Apr 2002:
Vol. 296, Issue 5568, pp. 623
DOI: 10.1126/science.296.5568.623b

Devotees of space exploration or the History Channel will relish Space Movies Cinema, where you can rummage through NASA's film vault. The 40 or so historic clips include Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon in July 1969, the Apollo 15 astronauts plowing through moon dust in their lunar rover, and the space shuttle spinning a satellite into orbit. Although most of the flicks are brief, you can watch all of John F. Kennedy's “We choose to go to the moon” speech from 1962 or a 45-minute documentary on the Challenger disaster. The clips also capture some lighter moments, such as Alan Shepard hitting the first golf shots on the moon with the handle of a digging tool. Although Shepard whiffed, er, took a practice swing on his first try, he then knocked one ball more than 365 meters.

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