A 13-hour mini-series detailing James A. Michner's fictional account of the American space program from the years after World War II to the Apollo landings on the moon in the early 1970s.
Did You Know?
James Garner, upon hearing that a small group of Marines were being used as extras, insisted on meeting them. As a Korean War combat vet himself, he wanted to talk to them. He graciously spend his lunch break with them telling stories, answering questions and signing autographs. See more
When the Saturn V rocket is shown on the launch pad for Apollo 18, the scene changes between shots from a Saturn V to a Saturn IB. See more
Three versions exist. The original (1985) is 13 hours long and aired from Sunday-Thursday. (Alternated 2 and 3 hour episodes.) In July, 1987, CBS rebroadcast it every Saturday night, using a re-edited 9 hour version (Three 2's and a 3). In 1989, it hit syndication and was shown in a ten hour version. (You guessed it, 5 two hours.) See more