Interactive: The Road to Apollo

Interactive: The Road to Apollo

Take an immersive journey through Apollo missions 1, 8 and 11.

As Americans moved through the sixties and reflected on the challenges ahead, many began to wonder: What exactly was it going to take to beat the Soviets to the moon? "The Road to Apollo" interactive story is a sneak peek at the American Experience film Chasing The Moon, revealing breathtaking failures and successes, and the stakes and costs, of the American space program.“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.

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The Series: AMERICAN EXPERIENCE six-hour film “Chasing the Moon,” includes new science and history programs. The series is timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing this July. Chasing the Moon,” written, produced and directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone,tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969.

Local support provided by: 

          The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium