Apollo 15 documentary “Galileo’s Moon” launches 24/7 streaming tomorrow: where to watch

9th Jan 2024
Apollo 15 documentary “Galileo’s Moon” launches 24/7 streaming tomorrow: where to watch

On 10th January at 10:00 a. m. EST., a documentary film about the Apollo 15 mission to the Moon “Galileo’s Moon” will begin continuous streaming.

Who created the “Galileo’s Moon” documentary

Apollo 15’s commander, Dave Scott, is at the helm of the production for “Galileo’s Moon”. The editing was undertaken by David Woods from the Apollo Flight Journal.

As mentioned in his Twitter (X) post Stephen Slater, an archive specialist known for “Apollo’s Moon Shot”, “Apollo 11”, and “Destination Titan”, the new documentary will be “a scholarly re-telling of the Apollo 15 mission, using a lot of newly transferred archive footage”.

A short look back to the Apollo 15 mission

Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in NASA’s Apollo program and the fourth to land on the Moon. Launched on 26th July 1971, the mission aimed to conduct scientific research and exploration in the lunar region known as the Hadley-Apennine landing site.

The crew consisted of Commander David R. Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James B. Irwin, and Command Module Pilot Alfred M. Worden. Notably, Apollo 15 was the first mission to use the Lunar Roving Vehicle, allowing astronauts to cover more ground on the lunar surface.

During their stay on the Moon, Scott and Irwin conducted three moonwalks, spending a total of 18 hours outside the lunar module. They collected samples, deployed scientific instruments, and conducted experiments, significantly advancing our understanding of the Moon’s geology.

Why is Apollo 15 mission remarkable?

One of the mission’s most significant scientific achievements was the discovery of the Genesis Rock, a sample that provided valuable insights into the Moon’s early history. Also, this expanded our knowledge of the Moon’s geological and scientific characteristics.

Where to watch “Galileo’s Moon”

The streaming will be available via the link: https://t.co/FTjUjp04RY

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