Gene Cernan was the last man (for the time being) to set foot on the moon. A new 99-minute documentary, The Last Man on the Moon, tells his story. Personally, I’m very excited to see it when it is released. For now, there’s a tantalising trailer. (Hat Tip IO9)
Another promising documentary is Chris Purcell’s Ode to Concorde. In some ways Concorde was Britain and France’s space program – it certainly cost a lot! Whereas 12 people walked on the moon, many thousands got to fly supersonic on Concorde. I managed to do it three times, twice on Air France and once on British Airways and I remember seeing the last three planes fly into Heathrow from the roof of my Chelsea flat. Again, there’s a trailer and the producers are crowdfunding to complete the project.
James Werkly says
What an amazing adventure. I was watching a documentary about this journey and how difficult has been to be able to reach our satellite with that old technology. Even so, they were able to travel miles and miles without any problem.
Still waiting for The Last Man on the Moon to hit Netflix. Should be an awesome ride.