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Man In Space: U.S. Air Force Manned Space Projects
Man In Space US Air Force Manned Space Projects
Actor: Spacecraft Films
Director: Spacecraft Films
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
UR     2007     2hr 0min

Man In Space features rare material we've run across over the last few years - material surrounding the Air Force manned space projects, including the X-20 Dyna-soar, Gemini B and the Manned Orbiting Laboratory. In additio...  more »


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Actor: Spacecraft Films
Director: Spacecraft Films
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Travel, Educational, History
Studio: Spacecraft Films
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 09/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 2hr 0min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

Man in space: The future deferred
James Mcenanly | Belmont,MI USA | 01/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The Man in Space DVD features the Air Force programs Man-high, ,Dyna-soar and Blue Gemini. the first of these was simply testing how man could live at high, but still sub-orbital altitudes. The second, Dyna-soar, was a one-place space plane, a direct ancestor of the current Shuttle. The third, Blue Gemini, was a space station to be used in reconnaissance ., prefiguring both Skylab and our current spy satellites.
Of these three, only Man-high was actually operational. The Dyna-soar and Blue Gemini had some hardware developed, but never made it to the launch pad.
This DVD makes the best of what footage remained from these programs to provide a look at a space program that might have been, with a space station and shuttle operating side-by-side with the Apollo Lunar program, a future sixty years ahead of what actually came to pass. The Orin Lunar missions are scheduled to begin in 2019. The Last Man on the Moon: Astronaut Eugene Cernan and America's Race in SpaceA Giant leap for mankind (Petersen's book of man in space)Man In Space: U.S. Air Force Manned Space Projects"
"Man In Space" is good stuff
The Angry American | Charlotte, NC USA | 01/19/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Spacecraft Films scores another triumph with this interesting collection of US Air Force footage. Space enthusiasts will really get a kick out of seeing the footage about the preparation, launch and recovery of the Manned Orbital Laboratory mockup, as well as information on Gemini B and X-20 (Dyna-Soar). This material harkens back to a time when the United States feared that the Soviet Union would dominate space from the military standpoint, and were willing to do what it took to prevent that from happening."
Man In Space - what could have been...
Bob Stephenson | Australia | 05/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a great 'doco' DVD for space buffs. It has archive footage from USAF promotional films where the film stock has survived in fairly good condition. The scenes introducing the Dynasoar and Blue Gemini Astronauts are classics of 60's military kitsch, but the footage of project Man High and Joe Kittinger are just awesome.

Includes some audio commentary to 'fill in' for the silent footage, a nice touch and the comentater is obviously 'one of us' with a love of all things from the 60's USA space program.

If you are a space buff then this will be a classic in your collection - if you are just curious then it may take up too much valuable shelf space..."