Chasing the Moon

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 8.6  (661)

Chasing the Moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material

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Magnificent Desolation
3. Magnificent Desolation
July 10, 2019
Part three, which covers 1969-1970, takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. The final episode also considers what happens to scientific and engineering programs--and to a country--after ambitious national goals have been achieved.
Earthrise
2. Earthrise
July 9, 2019
Part two covers 1964-1968, four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race, focusing on the events surrounding the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions. As Americans moved through the 60s and reflect on the challenges ahead, many begin to wonder: What exactly is it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon?
A Place Beyond the Sky
1. A Place Beyond the Sky
July 8, 2019
Part one begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.
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Chasing the Moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material

Chasing the Moon is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (3 episodes). The series first aired on July 8, 2019.

Where to Watch Chasing the Moon

Chasing the Moon is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chasing the Moon on demand at Amazon, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    July 8, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (661)