|Title:||Apollo 8 : leaving the cradle|
|Material Type:||visual material|
|Publisher:||[S.l.] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2003|
|Size:||3 videodiscs (ca. 360 mn) / , sd., col. / 4 3/4 in|
|Bibliography note:||Disc 1. A bold mission (program) -- Disc 2. Complete television transmissions --Disc 3. Onboard 16 mm film.|
|Subjects:||Apollo 8 (Spacecraft) ; Astronautics and state--United States ; Moon--Exploration ; Project Apollo (U.S.) ; Space flight to the moon ; Space flights|
This disc contains the complete television transmissions from the Apollo 8 spacecraft - 6 in all. Apollo 8's television camera was a 4.5 pound RCA black-and-white camera. There was no monitor or viewfinder on the camera - so framing the picture was done by dead reckoning.
Two lenses were carried, 160 degree field-of-view and 9 degree field-of-view. The Apollo 8 television transmissions were conducted with a power of just 20 watt, and were received in Goldstone, California and Madrid, Spain.