Show Type: Sci-Fi
First Telecast: September 30, 1959
Last Telecast: September 7, 1960
Colonel Edward McCauley..... William Lundigan
Mary McCauley (Pilot Only)..... Angie Dickinson
Mary McCauley..... Joyce Taylor
On October 4, 1957, Russia launched the word's first man-made Earth satellite. It was too late to get a show about in on television that season, or even the next, but in 1959, CBS was ready to capitalize on the high public interest in and concern about the "space race" with this realistic dramatization of space exploration.
Men Into Space was produced with the cooperation and assistance of the Army, Navy, Air Force and numerous scientific organizations, and every attempt was made to present an accurate picture of man's likely experiences and problems away from Earth.
Col. Edward McCauley was the only regular member of the cast. Stories revolved around his adventures on the moon base, the space station, other planets within the solar system, and on spaceships in transit provided the story lines.
Problems with the equipment, the environment, and the people involved in the space program all created crisis situations for the indomitable Col. McCauley.
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