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"McCauley--a man lost in space. Helpless. Repeating his name, getting no answers. Not even knowing if he’s being heard. What goes on in the mind of such a man? How long will it be? Is it a matter of hours, miles, or is it an eternity?"
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"Moon Probe" is the first episode of the science fiction television series Men Into Space. It was directed by Walter Doniger and written by Arthur Weiss. It first aired on CBS on Wednesday, September 30th, 1959. This episode introduces the character of Colonel Edward McCauley played by lead actor William Lundigan. Colonel McCauley, an astronaut for NASA embarks upon a three-man mission to be the first to land on Earth's moon. Once out of orbit however, their space shuttle malfunctions and McCauley is forced to endure a dangerous spacewalk in order to effet repairs.

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  • First episode of the series. First appearance of all characters.
  • Actress Angie Dickinson, who plays the role of Edward's wife, Mary McCauley, will go on to play the lead role of Sergeant Pepper Anderson in the 1974-1978 television series Police Woman.

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