Saturday, June 21, 2014

Retro Saturday: Missile to Moon

Click the arrow to watch “Missile to Moon.” Video source: Alabama Public Television.

This week's Retro Saturday isn't an older film, but it is about an older subject.

To honor the 100th birthday of Wernher von Braun, Alabama Public Television aired on March 27, 2012 a one-hour documentary titled Missile to Moon. According to the web site:

Missile to Moon tells the story of Wernher von Braun and Alabama’s significant contribution to the exploration of space. The program tracks the evolution of Huntsville from the “Watercress Capital of the World” to “Rocket City, USA,” Wernher von Braun’s journey from German rocket engineer to American hero, and the role this unlikely combination played in thrusting the United States into the forefront of the Space Age.

In addition to the above embedded video, you can watch online at

Click here to read a view by the Mobile Press-Register.

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