Saturday, 17 August 2019

A Brief History Of... Apollo 8

A BRIEF HISTORY OF... APOLLO 8 (320kbs-m4a/96mb/42mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 21st December 2018

Chris Hawkins and Public Service Broadcasting's J Willgoose Esq. tell the story of the second manned spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space programme, launched on December 21, 1968, at the height of the space race.

This special programme features archive audio from on board the Apollo 8 space craft, including a reading from The Book of Genesis, the astronaut's amazing Christmas eve message to planet earth and from the crew that were responsible for ‘Earthrise’ - a photograph that has been described as "the most influential environmental photograph ever taken”.

The story will also include a soundtrack which includes music by Radiohead, The Who, Clint Mansell, Pink Floyd and Brian Eno.

Richard Strauss - Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30
Beastie Boys - Intergalactic [Grand Royal]
Pink Floyd - Is There Anybody Out There?
Inspiral Carpets - Saturn 5 [Cow]
David Bowie - Space Oddity [EMI]
The Who - I Can See For Miles [Polydor]
Radiohead - Sail To The Moon [Parlophone]
Clint Mansell - We're Going Home
Brian Eno - An Ending (Ascent) [Editions EG]

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