Apollospace presents the Apollo Reflection Series

Some of our favorite photographs, and the favorites of the astronauts who took them, are featured in a series of interview documentaries Apollospace is producing with a focus on the personal reflections of Apollo Astronauts and Apollo mission photography in celebration of the 50th anniversaries of these amazing missions. Incredible images, many hidden in obscurity for decades, are brought to life as part of our “Apollo Reflections” series – films featuring Apollo era photography described by those who were there!

Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words, with Walt Cunningham

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, beginning with the launch of Apollo 7 in October, 1968, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 7 in Pictures and Words,” featuring our best Apollo 7 photography described by the sole remaining crewman from that mission: Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham.  In this 23 minute film, released on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 7 launch on October 11, 2018, Walt reflects on his NASA career, some of his favorite Apollo images, and the future of spaceflight.  The interview with Walt was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018.  Please enjoy Walt’s reflections on Apollo 7 and the many wonderful photographs he took.   

Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise tells the heroic story of Apollo 13 with newly restored mission photographs

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo era, Apollospace presents, “Reflections: Apollo 13 in Pictures and Words,” featuring Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise telling stories of the mission accompanied by our best Apollo 13 photography. In this 26 minute film, Fred reflects on his military and NASA careers, the launch of Apollo 13 and initial photographic tasks and equipment, the  the oxygen tank “explosion” , the problems with CO2 and the lithium hydroxide cartridges, the mission’s best lunar photography, the story and promise of Apollo, and the future of humanity.  The interview with Fred was shot in 4K on August 30, 2018.

 

 

Our third short in the “Apollo Reflections” series, “Apollo Reflections: The General” features Gemini and Apollo astronaut Gen. Tom Stafford.

On May 19, 2019, we had the distinct pleasure of sitting down for an interview with the legendary Gen. Tom Stafford, at his name sake museum in Weatherford, OK, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the flight of Apollo 10.

In the interview General Stafford discusses all four of his missions, from his first, GT-6, which featured the first rendezvous of two spacecraft in orbit, to his last, the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) and the first docking of two international spacecraft.  In between, he confronted angry alligators, endured spacewalks from hell, barnstormed the moon, brought a tumbling spaceship back under control, and  became (as he remains to this day) the fastest man alive.  Stafford also discusses the significance and legacy of Apollo, the lessons and implications for humanity for international cooperation, seeing the Earth from space, and his thoughts on the future.

Apollospace currently has an active Indiegogo Campaign to fund post-production needs for this film.  We are offering some great perks!

 

Apollo Reflections News and Updates:

We were so fortunate to be able to interview 21 notable astronauts, scientists, and artists at Spacefest X in Tucson, Arizona, from August 9-11, 2019, for our planned “Apollo Reflections” feature and other mission specific “Apollo Reflections” films. People interviewed include: Apollo 15 and Apollo 16 Moonwalkers Dave Scott and Charlie Duke, Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, Skylab and Shuttle astronaut Jack Lousma, ASTP and Shuttle astronaut Vance Brand, astronaut nurse Dee O’Hara, Mission Controller Gerry Griffin, Shuttle astronauts Rhea Seddon, Anna Fisher, Nicole Stott, Franklin Chang-Diaz, and Cosmonaut Gennady Padalka, scientists Carolyn Porco and Jani Radebaugh, and artists Doug Forrest, Chris Calle, Don Davis, Michelle Rouch, Lucy West, and the inestimable Ron Woods.  It was an incredible week!

Spacefest X Interviews

We ended the summer with our interview of Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart.  Rusty discussed the Apollo 9 mission and his moving experience gazing upon the Earth in silence.  From there he segued to the philosophical implications of human space travel and cosmic evolution. 

Check this page for teasers and clips in the weeks and months ahead!