This Free, Public Screening Takes Place Wednesday, June 12 at 2 pm
“Chasing the Moon” is a new three-part series from American Experience that reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation. The series comes to PBS13 in a special three-night event on July 8, 9 and 10, 2019.
Before its PBS premiere, join the Library for an exclusive preview of the series!
This event is free and open to the public.
About “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.
“Chasing the Moon” utilizes a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public. It features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events.
Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.
For more information on “Chasing the Moon,” click here.