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Moon Machines The right tools for the job... The U.S. Moon missions would never have gotten 10 feet off the ground without the pioneering engineers and manufacturers and the amazing machines they created to turn science fiction into history-making headlines. From nuts and bolts to rockets and life support systems, every piece of gear was custom made from scratch to perform cutting-edge scientific tasks while withstanding the violent rigors of space travel. Now here's your chance to climb aboard the capsule, put on a spacesuit and learn the real stories behind the right stuff.
 Saturn V Rocket
October 4th 1957, and the Russians take a huge leap forward in rocketry when they successfully launch Sputnik 1 - the world's first artificial satellite. Over the coming years the Soviets would continue to astound the world with their space achievements. America needs to respond - and quick!.
 Command Module
In this episode viewers get a rare, unique look at what it took to build the Apollo Command Module. Construction of the module would require an amount of engineering ingenuity and perseverance never before achieved. The module would have to serve as a fully pressurized living chamber, providing three men with food, water, air, power, communication, navigation and protection from the hostility of space for a two-week trip to the moon and back.
 Navigation Computer
We tell the story of how a group of computer scientists grappled with the challenge of navigation of a round trip to the Moon back in the days when computer code and software hadn't been invented and computing power was a fraction of what it is today.
 Lunar Module
The story of the engineers challenged with building what became affectionately called the Lunar Bug. A constant battle to meet the seemingly impossible demands of weight restrictions, the Lunar Module was one of the greatest engineering feats in history.
 Space Suit
To survive outside of a spacecraft, an new space vehicle would be required - the spacesuit. Flexible enough to allow man to function, yet provide protection from the hostility of space. Two unlikely companies from the east coast took the challenge.
 Lunar Rover
In the early days of the Apollo project, grand ideas were devised for how to travel on the moon. With excitement running high and "GO" fever very much the buzz, engineers came up with all manner of vehicles for traversing the new frontier. But one by one the projects were shelved as each was deemed too expensive or too dangerous. Lunar Rover reveals the untold story of how a small team of engineers convinced NASA to build what ultimately became the Lunar Rover. The greatest challenge for the Lunar Rover team was to design, build, test and deliver the final flight-worthy product to NASA in less than 18 months.
 Technical Specs
- Video Codec: XviD ISO MPEG-4
- Video Bitrate: 2039 kbps
- Video Resolution: 720 x 416
- Video Aspect Ratio: 1.731 (16:9)
- Frames Per Second: 29.970
- Audio Codec: 0x2000 (Dolby AC3)
- Audio Bitrate: 160 kb/s AC3 48000 Hz
- Audio Streams: 2ch
- Audio Languages: English
- RunTime per Part 46.mins
- Number Of Parts: 6
- Part Size: 701 MB
- Source: DVD
- Encoded by: Harry65
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Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.1of6.Saturn.V.Rocket.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (702.08 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]
Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.2of6.Command.Module.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (702.08 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]
Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.3of6.Navigation.Computer.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (701.21 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]
Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.4of6.Lunar.Module.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (701.22 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]
Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.5of6.Space.Suit.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (615.82 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]
Science.Ch.Moon.Machines.6of6.Lunar.Rover.XviD.AC3.MVGroup.Forum.avi (701.92 Mb) Subtitles: [eng]