Director: David Fairhead
Plot: At the heart of the Apollo program was the special team in Mission Control who put a man on the moon and helped create the future.
There may be spoilers the rest of the review
Verdict: Fascinating Look at the Men in Mission Control
Story: Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo starts as we meet the men who were part of the original Mission Control unit, we see how they reacted to learning of Russia’s achievement to get an unmanned spacecraft into space. We see how these men were almost drafted to work in NASA to make Kennedy’s promise of a man on the moon happen.
We learn the ups and downs these men had to go through during the race to the moon, be it the tragedies NASA faced, the successful mission and of course the most famous mission of success Apollo 13.
Thoughts on Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
Documentary/History – Space travel has fast becoming one of the most interesting achievements in modern human history, so taking a look at different views on the achievement is always a great thing to look at. Having this in documentary format gets the interviews with the men who were involved in some of the biggest and most impactful moments in space travel.
Final Thoughts – With Hidden Figures recently becoming one of the most popular films of 2016/17 space travel achievement has gained a new audience. This film gets to show us the men behind the mission that made household names of Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, Buzz Aldrin or Jim Lovell as these men were just as important to the achievement in space travel. The household names are the faces of the mission, these men were the brains behind it all. This is refreshing to watch because it doesn’t focus on the astronauts through the situations, it follows the technicians as they all have pressure placed on them to keep the astronauts alive through all of the missions.
Overall: This is a must watch for all the space buffs out there because it is another look at the biggest achievements in modern human history.