Mon
Jul 20 2009 5:00pm

Tor.com Anniversary Giveaway #18: When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions on DVD or Blu-Ray

The Prize: This copy of the Discovery Channel’s incredible documentary series has been remastered and includes four hours of footage not included in the television broadcast. You have a choice of either the 4-Disc Set in Limited Edition Tin on DVD or the 4-Disc Blu-Ray set.

The Rules: To get this giveaway, all you need to do is comment (once—duplicates won’t count) on this post. The winner will be selected at random. You have until 12pm EST on Tuesday, July 21st, to comment here. No geographic restrictions apply. You may enter yourself to win as many of these giveaways as you’d like, but if you are randomly selected as the winner you are ineligible to receive any others, so make sure to pick the ones you want!

299 comments
Katrina Templeton
2. katster
Yes, this is awesome too. You guys have come up with some great stuff for a giveaway.

-kat
Jeff Closs
4. SupRspi
Mmmm...blu-ray. And I just got a PS3 - what a wonderful coincidence!
Paul Mansfield
10. speculatrix
It's time the human race sets its sights high again, but it's important we recognise the immense achievements of NASA and especially the bravery of those who risked it all and sometimes lost.

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My Dad stopped reading science fiction when it all started coming true. I read it because good science fiction *might* come true!
trd2d
14. spinnerrowe
You guys are too cool.
trd2d
16. isnochys
Please, pick me!
\o/
trd2d
17. mistercpf
Eagle has landed! Great postings today.
trd2d
18. Gerren
Come on, pappa needs a new pair of DVDs
trd2d
22. Mike(y)
More space-y goodnes!
trd2d
23. Jeanette Marsh
What a timely giveaway :)
katherine m.
25. kittenscribble
Nice nod to today's big theme. Loving the moon landing stories!
Michael Schwartz
30. BlackForest
Cool I Wonder if it includes footage NASA's manned Spy Space Stations.
Justin Cogan
31. TheBar1
What a great giveaway for today. Hope I win it.
trd2d
33. Meggan
That's nice! I like it!
trd2d
35. gilana
I was born in October of 1969, so I just missed the moon landing, but I'm loving your celebration today!
trd2d
36. elfchief
This was awesome on TV, should be awesomer on blu-ray!
William S. Higgins
41. higgins
I was fifteen when Apollo 11 landed. So I had been anticipating it ever since JFK pointed the US at the Moon.
trd2d
42. cymor
Cool!
Happy Birthday, Tor.com
trd2d
43. SRJohnson
this DVD would be awesome to have and my mom who is a science teacher would love it to
trd2d
47. Marrick
I wish we had a common goal like this again to promote science and math as worthy efforts.
David Miller
48. Dimitrii
I might get the BR before I get the player.
trd2d
49. Spontaneous Pixel
These contests are amazing! We should land on the moon more often...
trd2d
50. Ben Frey
Gosh, I hope I do not win this.
trd2d
51. Plamadude30k
This sounds like a really awesome set of DVDs.
trd2d
57. astrawing
I heart the space program! :)
trd2d
58. sysrick
What Larry Niven said -- I will never forgot how we got there -- and would like to forget everything since.
Anouk ARNAL
60. StillCrazy
It is a great idea to offer gifts
when it is your birthday, hobbit-like...
SO fly me to the moon,
or otherwise pick me up for the DVD !
and happy birthday to you...
Dru O'Higgins
61. bellman
Wow did you guys come up with some great prizes!
trd2d
62. QuantumLeaper
t-minus 10 seconds!
trd2d
63. Kvon
Watching Apollo rockets take off always makes me cry. Because I'm not in them.
trd2d
65. DCN
Lived during all of this.
trd2d
69. cvrowe
Oh, this one is particularly nice.
trd2d
70. Garyfury
Marvelous array of swag you're giving away today!
trd2d
71. tikilovegod
Good Moon Day prize...
trd2d
74. JewelD
I agree. This is a fantastic giveaway.
trd2d
77. TheSchu
Happy Anniversary!
tatiana deCarillion
78. decarillion
Perfect series for blu-ray!
Happy Anniversary, Tor!
Samantha Brandt
80. Talia
I can't think of anything witty to say, so perhaps I'll just do an interpretive dance instead.
trd2d
83. mangey
Happy to enter, and happy anniversary to TOR!
trd2d
85. ksandersbna
great, great series
trd2d
90. David Phillips
This would be a great collection to have.
Thanks
Alan Petrillo
94. Wingborn
Happy Aniversary.

Now, lets go BACK!
trd2d
97. Jacob P. Silvia
And don't come back!
trd2d
98. wayspooled
this is awesome
trd2d
99. Simoncfr
Count me in.
trd2d
101. Michael Charboneau
This looks fantastic. I want to get this on blu-ray anyway.
trd2d
106. Natalia
What amazing giveaways! I love that NASA and Tor.com are celebrating a great day in American (and humanity's) history!
Craig Simons
107. Catiff
I just watched this on the Discovery Channel, I would sooo love to have this (of course, it'd be worn down by the time i finished with it, and have to go buy another one to replace it. BUT OH THE FUN!)
daniel bond
108. daniel
I've never won anything in my life!
trd2d
109. Keith M. Soltys
Happy anniversary!
trd2d
111. februarymakeup
Oh man, I want this so hard!
trd2d
112. Karolina
Amazinig prize
trd2d
114. BIGTOTORO
I like blu-ray.
Oliver Thiessen
118. thiess
I wanted to watch that, but missed it. Now's my chance!
trd2d
120. Eric Giesbrecht
sign me up - congrats!
trd2d
121. Aaron Nowack
Ping.
trd2d
124. DavidA
I'll put my name down for this.

I posted this before, but: I was sixteen in 1969. I watched Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon on television, but I kept running outside to look at the moon in the sky and think, "There are guys ON THE MOON walking around RIGHT NOW," and then dashing inside to watch them on TV. I still remember the rush.
trd2d
126. andy wallace
I still want to go...
Frank Nagy
129. fjnagy
To the Moon, Alice. To the Moon.
Chris Hansen
131. tchansen
I'd love this - haven't seen it yet.
Marshall Caudill
132. MCaudill
I'm a sucker for this type of thing. Count me in, please.
Joseph Soler
133. travellinguist
I guess I don't win these I will just have to buy them.
trd2d
136. margaret Rutledge
great way to celebrate an anniversary
trd2d
138. LibrarianKas
More DVD goodies - cool!
trd2d
140. paul sasur
Thief, Baggins, we hates it forever (oops, wrong pize)
trd2d
145. Tamsen
Ooo! We've not seen this one .. The Earth to the Moon series, yes, but I missed this completely. I hope I win!
Bruce Diamond
148. bdiamond
Another good giveaway. You guys are too generous.
trd2d
150. Bill Fisk
Great show and great prize!
trd2d
151. mistbonsai
So cool!
trd2d
152. ericthecat
Happy anniversary
Richard Fahey
153. rlfz72
Happy anniversary as well, what an appropriate prize!
trd2d
160. nalattam
I like rockets
trd2d
164. tan42
Happy Anniversary!
trd2d
165. missyKNY
Great prize
trd2d
169. Ethansdad
I'd love to win this!
Scott Atwood
170. coron78
Well, I got nowhere else to go, the ex-wife took the whole damn planet in the divorce. All I got left is my bones.
Yitzchak Schwarz
172. shyisc
Love this site!

Took Intro to Astronomy this year, so this would really be the cherry on the topping for me if I won.
les kaye
173. hapax
Oh, this looks cool. I love all this stuff.
Kevin Walton
174. Dryth
Great prize. This would be fun to watch. Thanks!
trd2d
176. Bethanyfig
Have not seen this one yet but would love to.
trd2d
177. cozmic
Happy b-day tor.com and apollo 11!
trd2d
178. MJ88
Hope I get it.
trd2d
180. Jim37
This sounds lovely.
trd2d
182. Geraldine
These giveaways are fantastic. Happy Anniversary, Tor.com!
Mark Cook
184. CapeMonkey
I didn't even know this existed, but it looks fantastic.
Terry Karney
185. Terry_Karney
Count me in for a shot at this.

Every time I watch the footage of a Saturn launch... the heart pounds... "Go baby, go!"
Rick franz
186. savazar
Is that a shooting star or a spaceship.
trd2d
188. GinaS
My kids would love this!
trd2d
191. Nentuaby
That looks remarkably cool.
Allen Westenbarger
192. Ghidora
I missed this when it was on Discovery, and my cable provider doesn't offer the channel in HD. {shakes fist} I would love to see this on BD.
trd2d
195. debraji
trying, trying

but no letters appear in the verification box. you have a funky system.
Steve Bassler
196. SteveB23
Boldly going where ... oh, never mind.
Bill Williams
198. billsquared
Owning this would be a good way to get it off my DVR. ;-)
trd2d
199. wyndhammer
sign me up
trd2d
200. requiemau
happy anniversary
Gary Young
206. Gary
Nice prize. I'd love to win this one.
Scott Pierson
207. p13r50n5
Great stuff throughout the day...nice job!
trd2d
208. Magic Juan
Number 206!
Martin Zinser
211. zinser
Certainly educational for the boys. I am old enough to actually remember most of it.
trd2d
212. Medic3
Heh...Missed TiVoing this one when it was broadcast.
Mitchell Downs
213. Beamish
Awesome prize, especially on Blu-ray.
Jason Archer
214. jasonmarcher
Oh, this would be so great for my collection!
trd2d
215. Angie Camp
Enter me!!
trd2d
216. jfro
would love this
trd2d
217. digitalbeachbum
Naught of Astro!
Paul Meyer
218. pmrabble
Very nice. Just watched Discovery's special broadcast of the landing from this.
trd2d
219. Tom of Alias Earth
nice present.
Kerry Dustin
222. rocalisa
I think I only previewed my comment before and didn't actually post it. Trying again because, cool DVDs.
trd2d
224. Shaun McGregor
I love me some space
trd2d
226. Brother Zed
Science history is always incredibly interesting, and this is one of the finest moments in America's scientific past. Many thanks for the offer!
trd2d
228. marsoever
NASA is cool. Went to Johnson Space Center last year - had a FANTASTIC time.
Kelsey Ehler
231. kelsini
I will wipe the drool off of my chin. It's unbecoming.
trd2d
233. Leroy F. Berven
Gorgeous -- and even more so because it's all true.
trd2d
234. Teka Lynn
Oooooh, NEAT!
trd2d
235. John Callaham
If I win I want the Blu-Ray version
trd2d
238. LawyerKevin
Love the space program
trd2d
239. BradW3
Congrats to Tor! Best wishes and successes in the year ahead!
trd2d
241. DerBonk
Say, does anybody know why this is the same number of discs for both the DVD and the Blu-Ray? Does the Blu-Ray version have more content? Seems strange to me...
trd2d
246. Alex go
WANT THIS :)
trd2d
247. Belinda M
This would be loved in our household.
trd2d
251. Tom Huston
Hope I win! And thanks for the cool new site, Tor.
trd2d
252. disembodiedspirit
Next stop Kansas, Mars.
trd2d
253. schiavowned
pick me
trd2d
261. WinespringBrother
warp .00000000001 ahead!
trd2d
265. INCyr
I hope, someday, we strive to exceed our bounds like we did oh so many years ago.
trd2d
266. Conor
Yay! Leaving earth!
trd2d
267. Patrick Hume
I think I'm going to buy this even if I don't win.
trd2d
268. Shana R
Ooh, DVDs. I think I agree with #267 on this.
trd2d
271. J.C. Stoner
This is the coolest thing I've ever seen.
Phil Sutherland
272. philsuth
Another reason to be glad of a multi-region DVD player.
trd2d
273. rmbellovin
This looks awesome, I still haven't seen it.
Len Steele
274. Loonier
A great historical chronicle and as a great viewing experience.
trd2d
275. Laurentiu
I can test my new dvd player with this one thou :P
Rich Gold
279. richg25
Thanks for the chance to participate!
trd2d
280. Mary Win
This would be great for my whole family!!
Cormac McGaughey
281. Cormac
This is such a great documentary.
trd2d
283. Lightblindedfool
Enter me, please (maybe I should rephrase)
Eric Filion
284. audiozobe
You guys are too generous to be true!
Chris Sullins
286. chrissullins
That looks fantastic. I will have to check these out from the library, in the likely event that I don't win.
trd2d
289. mensley
Happy Anniversary!
trd2d
290. Michael Habif
Such a good show
trd2d
291. Barnum004
as problematic and strange as nasa can be, they've still accomplished some of the greatest things mankind has ever achieved.
trd2d
292. apt2501
Happy Birthday, indeed.
trd2d
293. goldendelicious
I've been wanting this for awhile, it would be great to win :)
trd2d
294. Pysul
I love documentaries.
trd2d
296. Alex C Telander
Here's hoping, happy Moon day everyone!

Alex C. Telander
BookBanter: Author Interview and Book Review Podcast
trd2d
297. Zaren
I certainly wouldn't turn this down as a belated birthday present for myself - I was born July 16, 1969 :)
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