When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions, Season 1

When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions, Season 1

When We Left Earth - The NASA Missions

  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Release Date: 2008-06-30
  • Episodes: 6
  • iTunes Price: GBP 7.99
  • iTunes HD Price: GBP 10.99
From 11 Ratings


From the early quest of the Mercury program to put a man in space, to the historic moon landings, through the Soyuz link up, and the first un-tethered space walk by Bruce McCandless, When We Left the Earth is the incredible story of humankind's greatest adventures, as they happened, told by the people who were there. Featured in the series is never-before-seen footage from NASA's secret film vaults, digitally remastered into stunning quality.


Title Time Price
1 Project Mercury - Ordinary Supermen 48:16 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
2 Project Gemini - Friends and Rivals 49:10 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
3 Landing the Eagle 51:22 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
4 The Explorers 49:15 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
5 The Shuttle 48:05 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes
6 Home In Space 48:33 GBP 1.89 Buy on iTunes



  • Fantastic series - extraordinary footage

    By g1lm0re
    Well worth the price, I wish I bought in HD. Well put together, and gives you the full story from beginning to current, highlights on Nasa's milestones and faults.
  • The A to Z of American Space thus far

    By Iftekhar25
    A very good television show, if at times slightly propaganda-ish in style. It seems more bent on impressing than informing, though I readily forgive it its infractions, because the final product is utterly entertaining. The HD quality footage is quite excellent. If you enjoy watching rockets take off (and sometimes fail), the take-off footage is alone worth the price of entry. But with it you get quite a bit of additional information and first-hand accounts, and learn some of the basic concepts of common sense and engineering that go into making projects like these into a reality. Excellent material, 5 stars.
  • First account interview, great footage, intelligent script

    By *_Simon_*
    I'd rate this for teenagers wanting to understand the space program as well as adults interested in knowing about it. Great interviews with scientists, astronauts, families, journo and politicians all involved first hand in the epic events. Great footage, some of it seen many times before, but some of it I'd never seen. And a great commentary that does a good job of explaining the context and joining the dots. It very focused on the US space effort and did not really mention the European effort, and briefly touched on the Soviet effort. But for a description of the main ticket items fantastic. Also does not shy away from the tragedies . I don't usually bother to write reviews; this was so good I felt that I had to.
  • Awesome

    By paul2650
    Quite simply one of the best factual documentary series of all time. The incredible footage backed up with the commentaries of the actual NASA staff and crews is just amazing. I bought this, lost it when my PC crashed but had to buy it again.. The unseen footage and detailed history of the various space programs is perfectly presented. Best bought in HD as some of the scenes(particularly the shuttle during launch detaching the solid boosters) looks simply incredible. Well worth the money and a fitting tribute to the heroes of NASA. Awesome, simply awesome stuff.
  • Amazing, deep, well made programme

    By Blueb0g
    Telling the story of NASA from project mercury to the ISS, this show is a fascinating, brilliantly made insight into those amazing missions using real stock footage, with a great narrator and interviews with the likes of Neil Armstrong and Jim Lovell. The soundtrack is great too - well worth the money.
  • Magnificent !

    By Willthis nicname be available
    Anyone who enjoyed watching the NASA missions will enjoy this. Some remarkable footage that I hadn't seen before coupled with high definition at a reasonable price makes this a must buy! Enjoy.
  • Fantastic!!!

    By Benny1001
    An amazing series. It had me hooked and I have watched them all several times. What an inspirational set of films. Watch them!
  • Fantastic!!

    By EV MK
    Really good footage and top quality watching!
  • A1 buy

    By Shepwood
    Absolutely brilliant. Top footage
  • Why pay more

    By majorsausage
    This series is good, however why pay for something already paid for with my TV license?