David E. Steitz
Headquarters, Washington
Oct. 14, 2008
NASA Releases Documentary Celebrating Agency's First 50 Years
WASHINGTON -- In celebration of its 50th anniversary, NASA will premiere the documentary "50 Years of Exploration: The Golden Anniversary of NASA" on NASA Television's Public and Education channels Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 9 p.m. EDT.

Neil Armstrong hosts the 90-minute documentary that features film and video highlights of the agency's first half-century. Included are insights and perspectives from astronauts, scientists, engineers and others whose contributions have helped shepherd America's space program.

Interviews include former NASA astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, Apollo Flight Director Gene Kranz, author Ray Bradbury, NASA scientist and Nobel Prize winner John Mather, and presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

"50 Years of Exploration: The Golden Anniversary of NASA" is a production of NASA Television. It will be re-broadcast on NASA TV's Public and Education channels at 1, 5 and 9 p.m. EDT on both Thursday, Oct. 16, and Friday, Oct. 17.

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