Chasing the Moon is a 2019 documentary by Robert Stone about the race to land a man on the Moon. It includes archival footage not seen previously by the public.[1][2]


Episodes were each about 1 hour 48 minutes in length, covering the history of the US space program from 1957 to 1969.[3][4]

1. A Place Beyond the Sky: begins in 1957 and tracks early efforts by the United States to catch up with the Soviet Union in the space race.

2. Earthrise: covers the years 1964 to 1968, particularly the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missions.

3. Magnificent Desolation: the lunar landing and return, its cultural impacts in the US and internationally, and its legacy.


Chasing the Moon was made for PBS and first broadcast on its American Experience program in July 2019 over three successive nights.[5] It was among the documentaries and dramas screened that month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Entertainment, Elizabeth Howell 2019-06-06T23:00:17Z. "PBS Series 'Chasing the Moon' Takes a New Look at the Apollo-Era Space Race". Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  2. ^ "'Chasing the Moon' revisits historic Apollo 11 mission". Washington Post. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  3. ^ "Chasing The Moon". SBS On Demand. Special Broadcasting Service (Australia). 2019. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Chasing The Moon - Documentary". SBS On Demand. Retrieved 2019-08-31.
  5. ^ "Chasing the Moon: It took millions of steps to make one giant leap". PBS: American Experience. Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  6. ^ Stuever, Hank (19 July 2019). "What's better than a TV shot of Apollo 11? The looks on the faces back home". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings. Retrieved 31 August 2019.

External links

  • Official website