NASA Explorers: Giant Leaps


What does a half-century of lunar science sound like? Join Moon data expert Ernie Wright on a musical time-traveling journey through the Apollo program and the exploration era of today. We explore what we knew about the Moon before Apollo, what we discovered because of it and the mysteries today?s scientists are working to solve.

Elena, from Nantes, France, shares her memory of watching the Apollo 11 landing from a friend?s house in Seattle.

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Credit: NASA?s Goddard Space Flight Center

Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Narrator
Katie Atkinson (GSFC Interns): Producer
Haley Reed (ADNET): Producer
Micheala Sosby (NASA/GSFC): Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET): Technical Support

Data sonification by SYSTEM Sounds/Matt Russo and Andrew Santaguida
Music by Lee Rosevere and Daniel Wyantis

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  1. But if you listen to the "experts", they'll tell you exactly what planets and their atmospheres are made of that are light years away. Pfff They know what light waves suggest and they aren't even aware of how those light waves react going through billions of miles of dark matter. I wouldn't have a problem with that if they didn't present it as fact.

  2. That's simple. The moon is literally a giant metal Satillite. Everything you see around it is debris from meteors and comets except for the alleged towers on the dark side of the moon(most likely protected by a vibration force field).

    Sounds like welcome fanfare music. I wonder if it the Lunarians way of welcoming you on the moon? Luna as it is called. Stati(Station of) Luna.

  3. Fantastic! So looking forward to the next episode. Way more interesting, captivating and thought provoking than most of the rubbish that passes for ?entertainment? on television.

  4. I wish I could remember the first moon landing, first steps on the moon! I was 9 years old and am pretty darn sure we watched it, either at home or in class but for the life of me I can't remember! I have trouble remembering a lot of things. I think it's my medical conditions that have cause this… Frustrating, but I'm hoping I'll still be alive to see the first woman walk on the moon! πŸ™‚

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