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The Moon Landing Was a Disaster...Almost

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The Moon Landing Was a Disaster...Almost

Short | 04:20

When the lunar module starts guiding Apollo 11 in the wrong direction, experienced astronaut Neil Armstrong has to take manual control and fly the module down to the surface of the Moon.

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NASA is sizing up a new but familiar challenge: how to transport humans back into deep space - to the moon, to Mars, to asteroids, and beyond. New destinations require new hardware - more powerful rockets and radical new landing modules. Venture back to our early space adventures with Buzz Aldrin, Jim Lovell and NASA experts and learn about the successes and failures of the Apollo missions. Follow today's technicians as they reach for the stars by learning from these lessons of the past.

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