Summer of Space on WXXI-TV

Summer of Space on WXXI-TV

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 8:00pm - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 10:00pm

Summer of Space

PBS Summer of Space Line-up coming to WXXI-TV includes “Chasing the Moon” from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and 8 DAYS: To the Moon and Back.

 A SUMMER OF SPACE multiplatform experience, anchored by the highly anticipated AMERICAN EXPERIENCE six-hour film “Chasing the Moon,” and including new science and history programs, will begin in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Chasing the Moon,” written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone, premieres Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET. The film tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969.

CHASING THE MOON SERIES

MONDAY, JULY 8 - WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 AT 9 P.M., AND AGAIN AT 11 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

A film by Robert Stone, this three part series 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 and PR savvy, political calculation and media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Repeats Tuesdays at 8 p.m. 7/16-7/30 on WXXI-TV.


ANTIQUES ROADSHOW: OUT OF THIS WORLD

7/8 AT 8 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Commemorating the 50th anniversar, the all new special episode features stellar appraisals that include NASA memorabilia, space travel treasures, science fiction finds and more.

SPACE MEN: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

7/9 AT 8 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

In the 1950s a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of space, long before NASA's acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines.

 

NOVA: BACK TO THE MOON
7/10 AT 8 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Discover why scientists and entrepreneurs alike have their sights set on the Moon once again. Join the next generation of engineers who aim to take us “Back to the Moon” as a stepping stone for future human missions to Mars, the Asteroid Belt and beyond.

 

NOVA APOLLOS’ DARING MISSION

7/16 AT 10 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of the first manned mission to the moon.

 

HOMO SPATIUS

7/17 AT 8 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Take an in-depth look at the medical science behind extraterrestrial travel, featuring stories from 12 astronauts from around the world.

 

8 DAYS: TO THE MOON AND BACK

7/17 AT 9 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Go inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft in this stunning re-creation of the first moon landing.  Rare mission audio takes viewers inside the spacecraft on its historic journey.  The film seamlessly blends this authentic mission audio, featuring candid conversations between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with newly shot studio footage, NASA and news archive, and stunning CGI recreation of the journey and landing to tell this amazing story in a riveting new way. The new documentary from BBC Studios is co-produced with PBS.

 

POV SHORTS EARTHRISE

7/17 AT 10:30 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

This film tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. 

 

A YEAR IN SPACE

7/23 AT 10 P.M. ON WXXI-TV
Follow Scott Kelly’s 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to descent.


ANCIENT SKIES
(Three-part series)

7/24 AT 8 P.M. ON WXXI-TV continues Wednesdays at 8 P.M. on 7/31 and 8/7.

also beginning July 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET, audiences will discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors explore outer space. Expert contributors and indigenous storytellers demystify astronomical myths with scientific explanations. 


NOVA: THE PLANETS

07/24 & 7/31 AT 9 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

This special explores the awesome beauty of The Planets, including Saturn’s 175,000-mile-wide rings, Mars’ ancient waterfalls four times the size of any found on Earth, and Neptune’s winds—12 times stronger than any hurricane felt on our planet. 

 

BEYOND A YEAR IN SPACE

7/30 AT 10 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

The sequel to A Year in Space, this special picks up where the first film left off: Scott Kelly’s last day in space and return to Earth.

 

THE FARTHEST VOYAGER IN SPACE

7/31 AT 10 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Learn how NASA’s epic Voyager missions, launched in 1977, revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and their dazzling moons and rings.

 

 

 On-Demand Programming

SUMMER OF SPACE programs will stream following each broadcast and be available on all station-branded PBS platforms, including PBS.org and the PBS Video App, iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast. PBS station members can view episodes via Passport (contact your local PBS station for details). SUMMER OF SPACE classroom-ready materials will also be available for educators and students on PBS LearningMedia.

 

The SUMMER OF SPACE interactive hub will be housed on PBS.org. Throughout the summer, viewers are invited to submit videos, photographs, audio recordings, or text entries about how they experienced the Apollo mission and/or about their interest in space exploration in general.

 

“Chasing the Moon” will be supported by a multi-platform digital experience, anchored by an immersive web site featuring original short form video, collaborations with leading digital publishers and additional forms of experimental storytelling that will expand upon the characters and stories presented in the documentary. In addition, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE will host several high-profile public screening events in the months leading up to the premiere, and will partner with PBS member stations across the nation to create regional space-related content and host their own live preview events, further extending the reach of the film.

Local support provided by: 

          The Village at Unity


The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium

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