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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

Mercury: Ordinary Supermen (Season 1, Episode 1)
TV-G
TV Episode | 44 min | Documentary, History

When We Left Earth examines the history of American spaceflight starting with the X-15 rocket plane and the Mercury program.
Writer
Ed Fields (series writer)
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Status
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Updated Jun 8, 2008

Release date
Jun 8, 2008 (United States)
Awards
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1 nomination

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22 cast members
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Gary Sinise
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Neil Armstrong
Self - X-15 Test Pilot Self - X-15 Test Pilot   See fewer
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Gene Kranz
Self - Assistant Flight Director Self - Assistant Flight Director   See fewer
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John Glenn
Self - Mercury Astronaut Self - Mercury Astronaut   See fewer
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Jay Barbree
Self - Space Correspondant Self - Space Correspondant   See fewer
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Christopher Kraft
Self (as Chris Kraft) Self (as Chris Kraft)   See fewer
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Scott Carpenter
Self - Mercury Astronaut Self - Mercury Astronaut   See fewer
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Glynn Lunney
Self - Flight Controller Self - Flight Controller   See fewer
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Lowell Grissom
Self - Gus Grissom's Brother Self - Gus Grissom's Brother   See fewer
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Jim Lewis
Self - Helicopter Pilot Self - Helicopter Pilot   See fewer
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Gordon Cooper
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Yuri Gagarin
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Annie Glenn
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Gus Grissom
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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John F. Kennedy
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
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Wally Schirra
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Dave Scott
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Alan Shepard
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Deke Slayton
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Edward H. White II
Self (archive footage) (as Ed White) Self (archive footage) (as Ed White)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.4 / 10 | 71 votes