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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions (2008– )

TV Mini-series | Documentary, History

Narrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space...See moreNarrated by award-winning actor Gary Sinise, WHEN WE LEFT EARTH is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventure, as it happened, told by the people who were there. From the early quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space, to the historic moon landings, through the Soyuz link-up and the first un-tethered space walk by Bruce McCandless, this is how the space age came of age. The vivid HD series features vintage rushes and all the key onboards filmed by the astronauts themselves. The sequences are captured by cameras onboard the spaceships, enabling the series to tell the stories in a depth never seen before. Written by Official Site See less
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Jun 8, 2008 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Gene Kranz
Himself - Flight Director / Himself / Himself - Assistant Flight Director / Himself - Missions Operations Director Himself - Flight Director / Himself / Himself - Assistant Flight Director / Himself - Missions Operations Director   See fewer
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Gary Sinise
Narrator Narrator   See fewer
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6
Jim Lovell
Himself / Himself - Apollo 13 / Himself - Apollo 8 / Himself - Gemini 7 Himself / Himself - Apollo 13 / Himself - Apollo 8 / Himself - Gemini 7   See fewer
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5
Eugene Cernan
Himself / Himself - Apollo 10 / Himself - Apollo 17 / Himself - Gemini 9 Himself / Himself - Apollo 10 / Himself - Apollo 17 / Himself - Gemini 9   See fewer
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5
Buzz Aldrin
Himself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 12 Himself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 12   See fewer
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5
Christopher Kraft
Himself / Himself - Flight Director / Himself - Mission Control Himself / Himself - Flight Director / Himself - Mission Control   See fewer
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4
Neil Armstrong
Himself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 8 / Himself - X-15 Test Pilot Himself / Himself - Apollo 11 / Himself - Gemini 8 / Himself - X-15 Test Pilot   See fewer
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4
Frank Borman
Himself / Himself - Apollo 8 / Himself - Gemini 7 Himself / Himself - Apollo 8 / Himself - Gemini 7   See fewer
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3
Jay Barbree
Himself - Space Correspondant Himself - Space Correspondant   See fewer
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3
Charles Duke
Himself / Himself - Apollo 16 / Himself - CAPCOM Apollo 11 Himself / Himself - Apollo 16 / Himself - CAPCOM Apollo 11   See fewer
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3
Bruce McCandless II
Himself / Himself - CAPCOM Apollo 11 / Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself / Himself - CAPCOM Apollo 11 / Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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3
John Young
Himself - Apollo 16 / Himself - Gemini 3 / Himself - Shuttle Commander Himself - Apollo 16 / Himself - Gemini 3 / Himself - Shuttle Commander   See fewer
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3
Jim McDivitt
Himself / Himself - Apollo 9 / Himself - Gemini 4 Himself / Himself - Apollo 9 / Himself - Gemini 4   See fewer
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3
Story Musgrave
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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2
Jeffrey Hoffman
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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2
Glynn Lunney
Himself - Flight Controller / Himself - Flight Director Himself - Flight Controller / Himself - Flight Director   See fewer
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2
Ed Weiler
Himself - Chief Scientist, Hubble Himself - Chief Scientist, Hubble   See fewer
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2
Bill Anders
Himself / Himself - Apollo 8 Himself / Himself - Apollo 8   See fewer
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2
Susan Borman
Herself / Herself - Wife Herself / Herself - Wife   See fewer
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2
Robert Gibson
Himself - Shuttle Commander Himself - Shuttle Commander   See fewer
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2
Barbara Morgan
Herself - Shuttle Astronaut Herself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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2
Valerie Anders
Herself / Herself - Wife Herself / Herself - Wife   See fewer
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2
Robert L. Crippen
Himself - Shuttle Pilot Himself - Shuttle Pilot   See fewer
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1
Alan Bean
Himself - Apollo 12 Himself - Apollo 12   See fewer
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1
Fred Haise
Himself - Apollo 13 Himself - Apollo 13   See fewer
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1
Milt Heflin
Himself - Flight Director Himself - Flight Director   See fewer
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1
John Glenn
Himself - Mercury Astronaut Himself - Mercury Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Kathryn Thornton
Herself - Shuttle Astronaut Herself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Jerry Linenger
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Scott Carpenter
Himself - Mercury Astronaut Himself - Mercury Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Joe Kerwin
Himself - Skylab 2 Himself - Skylab 2   See fewer
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1
David Wolf
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Scott E. Parazynski
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Scott D. Altman
Himself - Shuttle Pilot Himself - Shuttle Pilot   See fewer
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1
George Bush
Himself - 41st President Himself - 41st President   See fewer
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1
Lowell Grissom
Himself - Gus Grissom's Brother Himself - Gus Grissom's Brother   See fewer
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Al Worden
Himself - Apollo 15 Himself - Apollo 15   See fewer
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1
Jim Lewis
Himself - Helicopter Pilot Himself - Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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1
Michael E. López-Alegría
Himself - ISS Commander Himself - ISS Commander   See fewer
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1
Ken Bowersox
Himself - Shuttle Commander Himself - Shuttle Commander   See fewer
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1
Owen Garriott
Himself - Skylab 3 Himself - Skylab 3   See fewer
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1
Steve Hawley
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Jon Clark
Himself - Shuttle Flight Surgeon Himself - Shuttle Flight Surgeon   See fewer
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1
Kathy Sullivan
Herself - Shuttle Astronaut Herself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Evelyn Husband
Herself - Wife Herself - Wife   See fewer
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1
Loren Shriver
Himself - Shuttle Astronaut Himself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
Michael Collins
Himself Himself   See fewer
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Bill Reeves
Himself - Flight Director Himself - Flight Director   See fewer
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Eileen Collins
Herself - Shuttle Astronaut Herself - Shuttle Astronaut   See fewer
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1
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8.8 / 10 | 1,639 votes