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Men Into Space 

The adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.
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William Lundigan ...  Col. Edward McCauley 38 episodes, 1959-1960
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The adventures of Colonel Ed McCauley, head of the American space program. He battles saboteurs, budget cuts, defective equipment and other problems in outer space.

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

30 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Space Challenge See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(38 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This program was originally aired on the CBS network on Wednesday, 8:30 PM EST. It's competition was The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) on ABC and The Price Is Right (1956) on NBC. See more »

Goofs

In the exterior shots of space, the stars are depicted as moving. In reality the stars would not have any apparent motion even from a moving space vehicle. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: No matter where he travels, one thing will always be the same: man himself. Human nature will not change in the strange outposts of space. There will always be love and hate, courage and fear, and even greed. This is the story of an expedition to a distant world that was brought to the brink of disaster by one man's greed.
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Yes, we got this series in Australia, too!
15 May 2003 | by leemrmgSee all my reviews

I was around 6 or 7 (like everyone else it seems). My clearest episode memory is one where they are all walking around on the moon, and one man notices some sort of sand streaming down off a large rock, so he walks over & cups his gloved hands under the stream. He immediately starts screaming in agony, but I don't remember why. Maybe it was super hot, or else some extremely corrosive substance.

In another episode, one member of the team is terrified because he swears he saw something moving while he was walking around on the moon. Eventually they all discover that he had seen his own reflection in a sheet of ice. This was their first discovery of ice on the moon, and they realise the implications.

This show significantly helped to define the exciting world I was lucky enough to be growing up into. Now the world has regressed thousands of years.


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