Apollo's Moon Shot

In May 1961, President Kennedy issued a grand challenge: to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth by the end of the decade. What followed was a series of daring missions against an almost impossible timeline on the most complicated spacecraft ever built. Revisit an era when NASA’s team of engineers and astronauts gambled everything to embark on humankind’s most ambitious journey, brought to life through archival interviews, rarely seen footage, and artifacts from the vaults of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
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Jul 21, 2019

Season 1
Episode 6

After the near-disaster of Apollo 13, NASA faces increased political and public pressure to prove moon landings are still worth the cost and the risk. Despite a series of missions that push science and engineering to the limit, the program is ultimately grounded, not by dangers or disasters, but by budget cuts. Experience Apollo's last, glorious chapter, presented through interviews with the astronauts who took part in the final adventures and the stories behind objects inside Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
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English (Stereo)
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