Through dramatization, this series relates the story of the conquest of the moon by the Americans, from the Mercury and Gemini projects to the legendary Apollo missions.
Last EpisodeTV Special: Extra Featurette Aired: May. 17, 1998
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Series Fun Facts
- Several of the Houston flight controllers are played by actors reprising the same roles from the film Apollo 13.
- To simulate the low gravity on the moon the actors had large helium balloons attached to their space suits by long wires. The wires were removed digitally in post production.
- One scene, where geologist Lee Silver tutors the Apollo 15 crews, was filmed in the same rock quarry where R2-D2 encounters the Jawas in Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope.