[The Time of Apollo - 1975 NASA Educational Documentary] (Viewer #475)
In addition to being narrated by Burgess Meredith – you can never go wrong with narration from a Batman villain – this short documentary shows what America looked like when its spirit of can-do optimism was still fairly fresh in the air. The Apollo program was only 3 years in its grave, and you get the sense that we were only done temporarily. That after a little silly budget wrangling we’d be back to the moon to build a permanent base, and Mars would follow in a decade or two.
And men didn’t just WALK on the moon. As you’ll see, they danced and skipped, and sang sprightly little ditties while they did it.
Makes me wistful to think that 40 years ago, we could put men on the moon… and now we can’t.