Episode 31: Home Free

Jim Launch Vehicles, Lunar Exploration, Project Apollo, Saturn Leave a Comment

When Apollo astronauts made the first voyages from the Earth to the Moon, NASA wanted to make sure they had round-trip tickets. Orbital mechanics ensued.

Narrator: Nancy O’Kane


Production Notes

  • Mission graphics displayed in Red Giant’s Sports Graphics for Trapcode Suite
  • Apollo CSM model from NASA’s 3D model database
  • Lunar surface from spherized data by Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
  • Apollo 8 mission film from NASA documentary “Go for TLI” (1969)
  • Earth spherized map data from NOAA