Apollo's Moon Shot

One Giant Leap
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Series 1 - Episode 4 One Giant Leap

Friday 9am - 10am Smithsonian
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Review

You’ll see a lot of Neil Armstrong taking his small step this week, but this gripping series has the major bonus of Nasa insights, detail and footage that makes the Moon landing just as exciting as it was 50 years ago.

The countdown starts with Apollo 10’s lunar orbit and the astronauts’ training schedule (including a catastrophic simulated landing on a “flying bedstead”) before Apollo 11 was eventually launched. We hear several reasons why the landing was nearly aborted from those in Mission Control while the voices of Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins add their personal view on the historic moment the Eagle landed.

Summary

Experience the historic Apollo 11 mission through rare artifacts and film from the Smithsonian Institution and interviews with Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
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