The Space MovieHistory, Science|1980|01:19:27|G
A unique soundtrack for a unique film Man's longing for the stars is as old as man himself. For thousands of years, man has dreamed of journeying beyond planet Earth. In the last hundred years, that dream has become a reality. The progress from weird and wonderful contraptions, which hopped and jumped a few inches off the ground to man's first landing on the moon, is one of the most astonishing achievements of the 20th Century. This film is a celebration of that achievement. Made in 1979, at the request of NASA, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's historic journey. Featuring never seen before footage of the lunar landscape, life aboard the Space Shuttle, Mars, Venus and beyond, as well as the extraordinary recordings of conversations between the astronauts and ground control in Houston. The film's soundtrack was written, arranged and performed by Mike Oldfield, using extracts from his ground-breaking symphonic tone poems. These included 'Tubular Bells' and 'Hergest Ridge' and previously unreleased orchestral versions, wound in and out of the NASA soundtracks.