Space Exploration

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One Giant Leap Reel 1

One Giant Leap Reel 1 (1969)

Retrospective look at the history of space travel. c. 1969

One Giant Leap Reel 2

One Giant Leap Reel 2 (1969)

Retrospective look at the history of space travel. c. 1969

One Giant Leap Reel 3

One Giant Leap Reel 3 (1969)

Retrospective look at the history of space travel. c. 1969

Astronauts Look Ahead Into Space

Astronauts Look Ahead Into Space (1950)

Seven men chosen to be America's first astronauts - includes Neil Armstrong & Alan Shepard.

Astronauts Great Welcome

Astronauts Great Welcome (1969)

Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins welcomed home after moon flight.

Astronauts Welcomed By Nixon

Astronauts Welcomed By Nixon (1969)

President Nixon greets the astronauts after their moon flight.

Man On The Moon

Man On The Moon (1969)

Pictures of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon.

Man On The Moon

Man On The Moon (1969)

The landing on the moon by American astronauts including Neil Armstrong.

'eagle' Leaves The Moon

'eagle' Leaves The Moon (1969)

Shots of lunar vehicles on and near the moon.

Tragedy Averted

Tragedy Averted (1966)

Spacecraft Gemini 8 unsuccessfully attempts to link with Agena target vehicle in space.

Apollo 11 Flight To The Moon

Apollo 11 Flight To The Moon (1969)

Resume of events leading up to Apollo 11's flight to the moon.

Preparations For Apollo Xi Flight

Preparations For Apollo Xi Flight (1969)

Good item showing run through and simulations before Apollo XI flight to moon. America.

Near Disaster But Gemini 8 Crew Land Safely

Near Disaster But Gemini 8 Crew Land Safely (1966)

Gemini 8 crew lands safely at sea after near disaster in space.

Apollo Xi Blast Off

Apollo Xi Blast Off (1969)

The Apollo XI rocket blasts off carrying astronauts to the moon. Cape Kennedy, America.

Apollo Xi Blast Off

Apollo Xi Blast Off (1969)

The Apollo XI rocket blasts off carrying astronauts to the moon. Cape Kennedy, America.

Apollo Xi Blast Off

Apollo Xi Blast Off (1969)

The Apollo XI rocket blasts off carrying astronauts to the moon. Cape Kennedy, America.

Gemini 8 Meets Up With Agena In Space

Gemini 8 Meets Up With Agena In Space (1966)

Meeting of Agena and Gemini 8 in space fails to realise due to Gemini 8 difficulties.

Special - Astronauts Visit London

Special - Astronauts Visit London (1969)

Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins arrive in Britain to heroes welcome. London.

1st Moonwalk Men In Paris

1st Moonwalk Men In Paris (1969)

Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins meet officials in Paris.

American Astronauts

American Astronauts (1965)

American astronauts in Houston, USA.

Moon Landing Pictures

Moon Landing Pictures (1969)

Rather scratchy footage of the moons surface taken from the "Eagle"

Special ! Moon Picture

Special ! Moon Picture (1969)

First colour pictures of the lunar module landing on the moon.

Preparations For Apollo Xi Flight

Preparations For Apollo Xi Flight (1969)

NASA space centre, Cape Kennedy, and astronauts during preparation for launch of Apollo XI.

Apollo Xi Blast Off

Apollo Xi Blast Off (1969)

The Apollo XI rocket blasts off carrying astronauts to the moon. Cape Kennedy, America.

Armstrong Sets Foot On The Moon

Armstrong Sets Foot On The Moon (1969)

Challenger Spacecraft Explodes

Challenger Spacecraft Explodes (1986)

Apollo 12 - Blast Off

Apollo 12 - Blast Off (1969)

President Nixon attends the takeoff of the Apollo 12, which is to travel to the moon.

Apollo 11 Recovery

Apollo 11 Recovery (1969)

Apollo 11 recovered from the sea.

Interiors Of Apollo Xi

Interiors Of Apollo Xi (1969)

Interior shots of Apollo XI showing zero gravity during flight to the moon.

Apollo 10

Apollo 10 (1969)

Inside Apollo 10 during space flight.

World Reaction To Moon Landing AKA Apollo 13

World Reaction To Moon Landing AKA Apollo 13 (1969)

Material of Apollo 13 and other Moon shots.

Special ! The Moon

Special ! The Moon (1969)

Footage of the surface of the moon taken from the Apollo 10 spaceship.

Their Last Countdown

Their Last Countdown (1967)

Last pictures of astronauts Ed White, Virgil Grissom and Roger Chaffee before their death.

Apollo Aftermath

Apollo Aftermath (1967)

Apollo One space capsule is lowered onto lorry at Cape Kennedy after tragic accident.

Three Space Men Die In Apollo Test

Three Space Men Die In Apollo Test (1967)

US astronauts die in Apollo space test

Apollo Tragedy Inquiry

Apollo Tragedy Inquiry (1967)

Apollo tragedy inquiry at Cape Kennedy, USA.

Cape Kennedy Apollo 12

Cape Kennedy Apollo 12 (1969)

The launch of the Apollo 12 rocket is viewed by President Richard Nixon.

Frank Borman In Paris.

Frank Borman In Paris. (1969)

Apollo 8 Commander Frank Borman meets General de Gaulle in Paris

Glenn's Ranger Rocket Launching AKA Launching Of John Glenn's Ranger

Glenn's Ranger Rocket Launching AKA Launching Of John Glenn's Ranger (1962)

Astronaut John Glenn prepares for space travel, excellent shots of rocket taking off.

Gemini Xi Space Success.

Gemini Xi Space Success. (1966)

Outer space scenes and the Gemini capsule brings the two American astronauts safely home.

Scenes At Cape Kennedy On Launching Of Gemini 10.

Scenes At Cape Kennedy On Launching Of Gemini 10. (1966)

Astronauts Young and Collins board spacecraft for lift off, press watch from special sites.

Third Man In Space

Third Man In Space (1961)

NASA Astronaut 'Gus' Grissom takes off for space from Florida.

Pioneer Gets Closer To The Moon

Pioneer Gets Closer To The Moon (1958)

NASA push ahead with the race to the Moon with the launch of Pioneer Rocket from Florida.

Space - It's Great By Gemini !

Space - It's Great By Gemini ! (1966)

Colour shots from the Gemini Nine Space capsule as it comes back through the atmosphere.

America's Latest Space Shot - Gordon Cooper

America's Latest Space Shot - Gordon Cooper (1963)

America's latest spaceship shown in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Gemini 12 Triumph

Gemini 12 Triumph (1966)

The Gemini 12 space capsule is collected in the ocean.

Launch Of Gemini 9

Launch Of Gemini 9 (1966)

A Gemini 9 rocket launches from Cape Kennedy carrying Tom Stafford and Eugene Cernan.

First American Man Into Space

First American Man Into Space (1961)

From launch to landing - Alan Shepard - the first American in space.

The Great Adventure - Technicolor

The Great Adventure - Technicolor (1966)

Amazing journey into space - great images of Gemini XI 850 miles above Earth - Technicolor.

First Man In Space

First Man In Space (1961)

Yuri Gagarin is taken to launching pad and settles into capsule prior to epic space flight.

Yuri Gagarin Becomes The First Man In Space

Yuri Gagarin Becomes The First Man In Space (1961)

Two Men Land On The Moon

Two Men Land On The Moon (1970)

Intriguing footage of two astronauts on the moon during American space mission

Satellite Pictures Of Earth

Satellite Pictures Of Earth (1970)

Satellite pictures of earth from space. Various shots of the planet surface from space.

First British Satellite Launch

First British Satellite Launch (1969)

First British satellite launched.

The Talking Satellite

The Talking Satellite (1958)

President Eisenhower's Christmas message carried by Atlas space satellite for the first time.

Russia - Venus Probe

Russia - Venus Probe (1967)

Soviet people receive news of USSR spacecraft's landing on Venus.

Space Monkeys Meet Press

Space Monkeys Meet Press (1959)

Space travelling monkeys on display at Nasa press conference.

First Pictures Of Mars

First Pictures Of Mars (1969)

Pictures from Mars taken from Mariner Six probe. Pasadena in the United States of America.

Through Galileo's Telescope

Through Galileo's Telescope (1933)

Historical film about the achievements of the astronomer Galileo.

Aerial Views Of Rocket Site

Aerial Views Of Rocket Site (1972)

Aerial views of rocket site.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin (2011)

Soyuz 6, 7 & 8 In Soviet Space Flights

Soyuz 6, 7 & 8 In Soviet Space Flights (1969)

Cosmonauts visits the Lenin Mausoleum. Library footage of Soyuz flights.

Russian Space Triumph Of Soyuz 4 & 5 AKA Russian Space Triumph

Russian Space Triumph Of Soyuz 4 & 5 AKA Russian Space Triumph (1969)

Training of Cosmonauts and Soviet triumph felt by their achievements on linking in space.

Another Russian Space Triumph

Another Russian Space Triumph (1968)

Soviet newsreel item about cosmonaut Georgi Timofeyevich Beregovoi.

Russian Space Heroes Welcomed Back

Russian Space Heroes Welcomed Back (1969)

Cosmonauts of Soyuz 4 and 5 are welcomed home and made Heroes of the Soviet Union.

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 2

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 2 (1961)

Documentary detailing Gagarin's training and flight into space. c. 1961

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 1

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 1 (1961)

Documentary detailing Gagarin's training and flight into space. c. 1961

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 3

With Gagarin To The Stars - Version 2 - Reel 3 (1961)

Documentary detailing Gagarin's training and flight into space. c. 1961