Published on Feb 2, 2019
In 1969, we made one small step. In 2019, join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation in “Chasing the Moon.” “Chasing the Moon,” a film by Robert Stone, 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 — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.
Learn more about our documentary, CHASING THE MOON: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexper…
How NASA Sold Us a Trip to the Moon | Retro Report | Chasing the Moon | American Experience | PBS
Published on Jun 27, 2019
To win the space race, NASA had to develop space flight technology, train astronauts—and market the moon to the American public. Most remember the space race of the 1960s as a moment of rare national unity around the cause of scientific exploration. Public opinion polls from the 1960s show that the majority of Americans approved of Project Apollo, but the nation was deeply divided over the cost of the program. To win the space race, NASA would have to market the moon to the American public. Today NASA is using new tools to communicate its mission to the public—and private companies are marketing their plans for space exploration. Learn more in CHASING THE MOON.
Find more history, as well as where to watch the full documentary: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexper…