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Chasing the Moon 

An unprecedented look at the decade-long odyssey to land a man on the moon that pulls back the curtain on the familiar narrative of the moonshot that we think we know, revealing a ... See full summary »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Buzz Aldrin ...  Self
George Alexander George Alexander
Bill Anders Bill Anders ...  Self
Joel Banow Joel Banow ...  Self
Mark Bloom Mark Bloom ...  Self
Frank Borman ...  Self
Ed Buckbee Ed Buckbee ...  Self
Michael Collins ...  Self
Mike Collins Mike Collins
Ed Dwight Jr. Ed Dwight Jr.
Freeman Dyson ...  Self
Theo Kamecke Theo Kamecke ...  Self
Sergei Khrushchev ...  Self
Jack King Jack King ...  Self
Poppy Northcutt ...  Self
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An unprecedented look at the decade-long odyssey to land a man on the moon that pulls back the curtain on the familiar narrative of the moonshot that we think we know, revealing a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.

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It took millions of steps to make one giant leap


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In Part 2 when Borman was reciting from Genesis while orbiting the moon (Apollo 8, December 24, 1968), context shots from Earth showed a gibbous moon (between 3rd quarter and full) when in fact the moon was just past first quarter (~30% illuminated). See more »

Alternate Versions

In the Netherlands this was shown as a 6-part TV series, between July 15th and July 20th 2019, each episode being about 51-52 minutes long. See more »

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Fun documentary about 1950/60s space race.
17 July 2019 | by raimund-bergerSee all my reviews

Covers the period from, and beginning with, launch of Sputnik until, and including, the Apollo 11 mission. Lots of excellent contemporary footage accompanied by current-day voice-overs from people who were involved back then.

Includes some detail about the programs that preceded Apollo, Mercury and Gemini, plus some of the politics involved in the decision making. Also, one of the very few documentaries trying to pay due credit to the creator of the Saturn V beast, Wernher von Braun.

Very well made, highly entertaining and strongly recommended to anyone having only the faintest interest in the history of space flight.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amerikas väg till månen See more »

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(3 parts) | (3 parts)

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16:9 HD
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