Star Trek: Enterprise Opening Credits

This is just a beginning at breaking down the intro sequence in Star Trek: Enterprise. There is a lot of fun stuff in there, not all of which I have been able to decipher.

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VocalsMain shotSuperimposed graphicCredits
It’s been a long roadLow Earth Orbit shot – over Lake Ontario, facing Cape Cod  
Getting from there to hereAnother close shot of earth ENTERPRISE
It’s been a long timeRenaissance diagram of celestial mechanics – Earth and Zodiac  
But my …Portion of map  
… time is finally here.Show from helicopter, flying over birds on sea shore as they take off  
And I will see my dream come to life at lastPolynesian raft with sail at sunsetGerman diagram of inner solar system, including comet orbits 
 HMS Enterprize map, fade in to sailing ship  
I will touch the skySpace Shuttle runway, sailing ship fades out at end of runway Based upon ‘STAR TREK’
Created by Gene Roddenberry
And they’re not going to hold me down no moreOrange balloon crossing mountain rangediagram of Mercury Redstone multistage rocket
circular diagram — sundial face?
 Spirit of St. Louis after landing in Pariscontinues superimposition and scan of rocket schematic 
No they’re not going to change my mindSpace Shuttle Enterprise – full scale test vehicle for aerodynamic flight and landing of Space ShuttleCelestial diagram 
Cause I’ve gotAmelia Earhardt Scott Bakula
faithWright FlierRedstone rocket schematics 
of the heartBell X-1 Glamorous GlennisLeonardo da Vinci diagram with wings for manned flightJohn Billingsley
I’m going where my heart will take meDeep Flight submarinebackdrop of map 
 Chuck Yeager in flight suit walking away from X-1 on ground  
I’ve got faith to believe2 Apollo astronauts carrying A/C units wearing “bell jar” helmets.Celestial diagram 
 Alan Shephard preparing for Apollo 14 with helmet off, shaking head in amusementLunar map 
 Underneath Saturn V rocket firing Jolene Blalock
I can do anythingApollo launch from gantrydiagrams of da Vinci wings 
 Fish eye view of from launch tower of Space Shuttle at liftoff  
I’ve got strength of the soulSpace Shuttle mid-deck astronauts in launch phase  
 Robert Goddard writing at chalkboard:
Limit of balloon, 20 miles
Limit of atmosphere: 200 miles
indistinct diagram and equations — maybe of math for moonshot
Saturn V rocket in early boost, still in atmosphereDominic Keating
 1st stage Saturn V separation completes with shedding 1st/2nd stage interstage separatorstar chart? 
 Astronaut in MMU, low earth orbit, holding onto handhold in open Shuttle bay.unclear 
No one’s going to bend or break me“Buzz” Aldrin leaving a footprint on the mooncelestial mechanics 
I can reach any starLunar Excursion Module (perhaps Eagle) descent immediately after separation from Command Modulecelestial mechanics: “Solar and Lunar Eclipse” (very indistinct) “Moon’s Eclipse May 10th 1768”? 
 Zoom of Mars Pathfinder’s rover Sojourner, heading to rock Yogiindistinct 
 Astronaut in free flight above open shuttle doors Anthony Montgomery
I’ve got faithInternational Space Station under construction (simulation)  
I’ve got faithspace station gantry pulling away from a hypersonic spaceplane heading Earthward Linda Park
Faith of the heart.Zephram Cochran Phoenix flight — rocket separation, side panels burst off, warp nacelles deploy Connor Trinner
 Early warp starship SS Emmette flying over an Earth colony  
 NX-01 Enterprise rising from Earth, pan as passes and goes to warp Created by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga