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The Lunar Landing (1968)

Hardin-Simmons University Library

Sound | 1968

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  •  Stages of a mission to the Moon 
  •  Landing requirements 
  •  About descent orbit insertion and final approach maneuvers 
  •  Overview of Lunar Module systems 
  •  Closer look at powered descent and landing sequence 
  •  Abort scenarios 
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Produced by the Mission Planning and Analysis Division of the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, this 1968 government film explains how the lunar landing will take place. After a brief overview of a lunar-landing timeline and objectives, the film spares no detail as it covers everything from velocities to trajectories to the roles of every system and subsystem that makes the landing possible. Except for some live-action stock footage in the first and last few minutes of the film, the depiction of the lunar-landing process is entirely animated.