As It Happened

As It Happened is a series of vodcasts that brings the Apollo missions back to life, as humankind journeyed to the Moon. Each video celebrates one mission of the Apollo Program, from Apollo 7 to Apollo 17.

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As It Happened: Apollo 17

This 1972 documentary chronicles the final trip of humans to the Moon.

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Apollo 17… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.




As It Happened: Apollo 16

The mission to the Descartes Highlands is the subject of this vintage 1972 documentary.

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Apollo 16… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.




As It Happened: Apollo 15

Astronauts use the lunar rover to explore a mountain range near Hadley Rille on the Moon in this documentary from 1971.

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Apollo 15… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.




As It Happened: Apollo 14

Assuming the mission that Apollo 13 had not been able to complete, the crew of Apollo 14 explores Fra Mauro, as recorded in this 1971 documentary.

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As It Happened: Apollo 13

This 1970 documentary chronicles the near-fatal disaster that befell Apollo 13 on its way to Fra Mauro on the Moon.

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Apollo 13… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.




As It Happened: Apollo 12

As documented in this 1969 film, Apollo 12 was the second time humans landed on the Moon, this time accurately landing near an earlier robotic probe.

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Apollo 12… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.




As It Happened: Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 became the first mission to land humans on the Moon. This documentary, produced just after the mission ended, recounts the historic voyage.

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Apollo 11… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.



As It Happened: Apollo 10

Apollo 10 is often overlooked, but this 1969 documentary shows how it helped prepare NASA for the first lunar landing.


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Apollo 10… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.



As It Happened: Apollo 9

This 1969 documentary first introduced the world to the lunar lander, several months before the first attempted lunar landing.

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Apollo 9… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.



As It Happened: Apollo 8

Apollo 8 was the furthest away from Earth humans had EVER gone; the astronauts passed the Van Allen radiation belt. The mission led to the first images taken by humans of the whole Earth, including the first Earthrise pic, where the Earth appears to rise above the lunar horizon.

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Apollo 8… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.



As It Happened: Apollo 7

The first Apollo Program mission, Apollo 7, is described and accompanied by some spectacular footage.

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Apollo 7… As It Happened from NASA Lunar Science Institute.



As It Happened: Introduction

This short vodcast describes what to expect in the As It Happened vodcast series. It includes an interview with the NASA Lunar Science Institute’s Doris Daou, Director of Education and Public Outreach.

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Posted: May 18, 01:39 pm