Chasing the Moon

Published 2019
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Chasing the moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing overlooked and lost archival material, the film features a cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.

3 videodiscs (360 minutes) : sound, colour with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 inches.
digital optical
video file DVD video region 1
Target Audience Note:
Canadian Home Video Rating: Not Rated.
Other Title:
American experience. Chasing the moon
Originally broadcast in 2019 as a three episodes of the PBS television series American Experience.
Special features: Making Chasing the moon : interview with Robert Stone (11 min.); Making Chasing the moon : behind the scenes with film crew (14 min.).
Title from container.
Music, Gary Lionelli ; editors, Lindy Jankura, Robert Stone.
Featuring, Buzz Aldrin, Michael Collins, Frank Borman, Bill Anders, Sergei Khrushchev, Poppy Northcutt, Ed Dwight.
DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (16x9) presentation, 5.1 surround.
For private home use only.
In English; with optional Eglish subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Disc 1. Part 1: A place beyond the sky: Cosmic quest
Wernher von Braun
Missile program
First man in space
Kennedy's dilemma
Cape Canaveral
Media in the space race
Ed Dwight
Politics of space
The mercury guys
Kennedy's assassination.
Disc 2. Part 2: Earthrise: Selling the space program
Extra-vehicular activity
Earth orbit rendezvous
Apollo 1
Investigating Apollo 1
Saturn 5
Poppy Northcutt
Apollo 8
Approaching the moon
Earth rising
The incredible year '68.
Disc 3. Part 3: Magnificent desolation: Public perception
The Apollo 11 crew
Cocoa Beach
The launch
News coverage
Descent to the lunar surface
Man on the moon
Planting the flag
Return to Earth
World tour
The future of space.
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