An Amazing Recollection
James Jacobs | 01/09/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I will never forget that Saturday morning in December 1968 when as a young boy, I woke up and went to turn on my cartoons and instead of them being on, the only thing thing that was on TV that day was Apollo 8 poised on the launch pad waiting to be launched to the moon. The sight of that rocket taking off was quite a spectacle. I made sure to watch every subsequent launch of the Apollo program after that day. Now with this DVD, you can relive the actual launches plus you can see them from many different perspectives. Other amazing footage is watching the Saturn V staging sequence from Apollo 4. Watching the mighty 1st stage fall into the Atlantic is quite a sight. For those of us who followed the Apollo program from 1967 to 1972, I highly recomend this DVD as well as any other DVD's from Spacecraft Films."
Captures The True Apocalyptic Scope Of The Saturn V Launches
E. Green | Texas | 03/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First of all you probably have to be a SERIOUS Apollo/Saturn V space-head to enjoy this DVD set. I loved it! All the pad film is stock NASA stuff which is mostly in very good quality and has no sound. Before getting this DVD set I had never seen such pristine Saturn V pad film. The real treat are the NASA Saturn V Quarterly Reports. Super cool stuff! The Quarterly Reports are vintage NASA films that review the progress of the Saturn V development and construction. They are pretty dry rundowns of the latest Saturn V progress but I love that kind of stuff. What's really cool is the Quarterly Report footage of the Saturn 1st stages being run on the test stands in Mississippi. I never realized that they tested all the Saturn stages before flight on test stands. The idea of a Saturn 1st stage being run on a test stand is pretty incredible. If you are a really SERIOUS Apollo/Saturn space-head get Roger Biltein's Stages To Saturn book, read it then get this DVD set and watch it. The two go together perfectly."