Chasing the Moon (2019 documentary)

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Chasing the Moon is a 2019 documentary by Robert Stone about the race to land a man on the Moon. It includes archival footage not seen previously by the public.[1][2]

Episodes[edit]

Episodes were each about 1 hour 48 minutes in length, covering the history of the US space program from 1957 to 1969.[3][4]

1. A Place Beyond the Sky: begins in 1957 and tracks early efforts by the United States to catch up with the Soviet Union in the space race.

2. Earthrise: covers the years 1964 to 1968, particularly the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions.

3. Magnificent Desolation: the lunar landing and return, its cultural impacts in the US and internationally, and its legacy.

Broadcast[edit]

Chasing the Moon was made for PBS and first broadcast on its American Experience program in July 2019 over three successive nights.[5] It was among the documentaries and dramas screened that month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.[6]

Reception[edit]

As of August 2019, Chasing the Moon had a rating of 8.6 on IMDb.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entertainment, Elizabeth Howell 2019-06-06T23:00:17Z. "PBS Series 'Chasing the Moon' Takes a New Look at the Apollo-Era Space Race". Space.com. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  2. ^ "'Chasing the Moon' revisits historic Apollo 11 mission". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  3. ^ "Chasing The Moon". SBS On Demand. Special Broadcasting Service (Australia). 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Chasing The Moon - Documentary". SBS On Demand. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  5. ^ "Chasing the Moon: It took millions of steps to make one giant leap". PBS: American Experience. Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ Stuever, Hank (19 July 2019). "What's better than a TV shot of Apollo 11? The looks on the faces back home". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Chasing the Moon (2019)". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved 31 August 2019.

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