Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Himself - Host / ... (12 episodes, 1998)
 Deke Slayton (10 episodes, 1998)
 Emmett Seaborn (6 episodes, 1998)
 Frank Borman (5 episodes, 1998)
 Gene Cernan (5 episodes, 1998)
 Chris Kraft (5 episodes, 1998)


The twelve episodes follow the Apollo space program from a variety of viewpoints: (1) "Can We Do This?" maps the origins of Apollo and its Mercury and Gemini roots; (2) "Apollo 1" tells of the tragic fire and the subsequent finger-pointing; (3) "We Have Cleared the Tower" portrays the intense preparation for Apollo 7; (4) "1968" puts Apollo 8 into its historical context against events of the era; (5) "Spider" shows the engineering POV through the design, building, and testing of the LEMs with Apollos 9 and 10, (6) "Mare Tranquilitatis" shows the deeper considerations behind the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing; (7) "That's All There Is" portrays the camaraderie of the Apollo 12 crew; (8) "We Interrupt This Program" shows a by-now-indifferent media galvanized by the events of Apollo 13; (9) "For Miles and Miles" tells of Alan Shepherd's return to the manned program with Apollo 14 after being grounded between Mercury and Gemini; (10) "Galileo Was Right" show the non-piloting demands on ... Written by Kathy Li

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5 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De la Tierra a la Luna  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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(12 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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Tom Hanks' introduction to each of the episodes ends with the words "...from the Earth to the Moon" See more »


In the first episode when you see Al Shephard's Mercury capsule climbing away from Cape Canaveral it is obviously a contemporary satellite image as both of the pads from Complex 39 are visible, as is the Vehicle Assembly Building and the Space Shuttle runway. Complex 39 from which the Apollo missions were launched only commenced construction by the Army Corp of Engineers after 1961. See more »


Astronaut David Scott: Ever since I was five years old, all I ever wanted to be was a pilot. And flying to the moon seemed to be the ultimate adventure. Nothing seemed more important. Do you understand?
Dr. Lee Silver, Geologist: I think so.
Astronaut David Scott: But finding this little fella - understanding what it represents, what it could tell us - will probably be the most satisfying thing I'll ever do.
Dr. Lee Silver, Geologist: Well, I suspect there more to come from Dave Scott. But, in the meantime, "Brought back original crust from the Moon" should weigh pretty impressively on your ...
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A wonderful reminder
2 August 1999 | by (Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

The best thing about this series is the fact that it will either teach or remind a great many people about the accomplishments of the race to the moon. Sadly I feel that this is one of the most misunderstood and under appreciated events in human history, thought of by many today as some sort of great patriotic publicity stunt by an insecure America. I feel I can almost read Tom Hank's mind and feel his desire to make people understand the difficulty and significance of the achievement. The series does a wonderful job of placing the entire series of events in context with the political and social climate of the day.

We now live in a world where most of us simply take it for granted that we will probably someday travel to, explore and perhaps even colonize other worlds in our solar system and even beyond. This is the only true because hundreds of thousands of people contributed to proving beyond doubt that it can be done. The race to the moon changed us, even if we don't quite realize it, and this series is a reminder of that.

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