Although the entire Cold War passed without shots being fired between the two superpowers, the Cold War was anything but bloodless.
Recorded live before a global audience on 02/13/20
As the Apollo program finally starts to take wings, learn how the entire program, and everything it accomplished, was actually NASA’s backup plan. From a fire during a routine test to Christmas messages from the far side of the moon, see how the Apollo Program got to that one giant leap of Apollo 11 with a series of very small steps, and missteps.
President Trump wants NASA to get Americans back to the moon in five years. To heighten the urgency, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine — a Trump political appointee — fires William Gerstenmaier, a well-respected 42-year NASA veteran in charge of human space exploration. Will this sudden move light a fire under the bureaucracy, or did we just lose four decades of institutional knowledge jeopardizing our safe return to the lunar surface? Should NASA get our of the business of human space transportation?
Here’s the trailer for the five-hour special — “Apollo 11: What We Saw,” with Bill Whittle. Mark the 50th anniversary of the historic American moon landing by getting the story behind the space race, and man’s quest to step off of this planet and explore the night sky.