NASA, the 25th Year (film #6 on NASA DVD (Madacy Entertainment, 1999)). [Category: News]

This 1983 film documents the history of NASA up to that point. Although the narration and soundtrack is only average, visually the film is a treasure trove for ephemera fans, containing interesting clips-aplenty from NASA's vaults. Highlights include brief clips of the first satellite tv broadcasts; tons of footage of bizarre astronaut training manuevers and experiments; lots of space footage from the most well-known of NASA's missions; a large assortment of space photographs, including those of the outer planets of our solar system taken by the Pioneer and Voyager space probes; and footage of lots and lots of odd-looking experimental aircraft. Historically fascinating and fun to watch as well.

Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: *. Weirdness: ****. Historical Interest: *****. Overall Rating: *****.

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