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Apollo's Moon Shot

In 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.

Show Info

Network: United States Smithsonian Channel (2019 - 2019)
Schedule: Sundays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Genres: History
Episodes ordered: 6 episodes

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Previous Episode

New Frontier

Episode 1x06; Jul 21, 2019

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 ultimat

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x06: New FrontierJul 21, 2019
1x05: Brink of DisasterJul 14, 2019
1x04: One Giant LeapJul 7, 2019
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