When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

"When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions" is the story of mankind’s greatest adventure, leaving the earth and living in space. For the first time this series has digitally re-mastered the original film and audio recordings from NASA’s vault, including and all the key on-board footage filmed by the astronauts themselves. From John Glenn's Mercury mission to orbit the earth, to Neil Armstrong’s first historic steps on the moon, to the unprecedented spacewalks required to repair the Hubble telescope, these epic stories are shown in stunning clarity and told by the astronauts and engineers who were there.
(Source: Discovery Channel)

Episode Info

Final: 1x06 -- Home In Space (Jun/22/2008) [Special Airtime: 10:00 pm]

The development of the Hubble Space Telescope, the most complex instrument ever built was expected to transform our understanding of the Universe. But once it was in space NASA discovered a major problem, the deflective mirror was misaligned and would need to be repaired. It is NASA’s greatest and highest profile mission since the Apollo era. With a renewed confidence NASA begins construction of the International Space Station. More astronauts are in space simultaneously than ever before. And despite the tragedy of Columbia, NASA’s astronauts are pioneering the way back to the moon, Mars and beyond.
Gary SiniseGary Sinise
As Himself (Narrator)
Neil Armstrong (1)Neil Armstrong (1)
As Himself

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Classification: Documentary
Genre: Discovery/Science | Educational | Family | History | Travel
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Discovery Channel ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: June 08, 2008
Ended: June 22, 2008
• When We Left Earth (Short title), (Used In USA)
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