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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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Gary Sinise
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Neil Armstrong
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Gene Kranz
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John Glenn
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Jay Barbree
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Christopher Kraft
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Scott Carpenter
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Glynn Lunney
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Lowell Grissom
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Jim Lewis
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Buzz Aldrin
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Gordon Cooper
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Yuri Gagarin
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Annie Glenn
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Lyndon Baines Johnson
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John F. Kennedy
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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
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8.4 / 10 | 67 votes