NTSC/Region 0. This film is a celebration of NASA's many achievements. The Space Movie, made in 1979 at the request of NASA to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's historic journey, was itself a special achievement. First, NASA and the United States National Archive made all the footage (which is now famous the world around) available for the very first time, including never before seen film of the lunar landscape, life aboard the spacecraft, the Space Shuttle, Mars, Venus and beyond. Even more importantly, NASA released the extraordinary (and scary) soundtracks of the all the conversations between the astronauts and ground control in Houston. The film's soundtrack was written, arranged and performed by Mike Oldfield. He used extracts from his ground-breaking symphonic tone-poems such as 'Tubular Bells' and 'Hergest Ridge', including previously unreleased orchestral versions, and wound these in and out of the NASA soundtracks together with new music. The result is a unique soundtrack for a unique film. Voiceprint.
Director: Tony Palmer