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To The Moon (Episode #102)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 25, 2011 -- 9:00 PM

To land a human being on another celestial body will be the first step to living beyond our planet. The breathless pace and daring of the Apollo program sees NASA master previously unimagined tasks in the attempt to achieve the most incredible accomplishment in the history of human endeavor. From the ashes of tragedy on Apollo 1 emerges a determination that puts Apollo 8 in orbit around the Moon ahead of schedule. Apollo 9 and 10 each break bold new ground and pave the way for something few dared to believe was possible. When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the Moon and return safely to earth, the whole planet throws them a party.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 31, 2011 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 30, 2011 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 29, 2011 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 27, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 26, 2011 -- 3:00 AM

From The Ground Up (Episode #101)

KQED 9: Tue, Jan 18, 2011 -- 9:00 PM

Born of the Cold War, NASA moves stridently from disastrous rocket tests to the glorious conclusion of the Gemini Program. We experience the massive challenges of sending a man into space and how, despite many setbacks, the astronauts proved that the key element to exploration would be human resourcefulness, in space as well as on the ground. NASA veterans describe these early missions as the hardest of all - the first, uncertain steps towards a new frontier. Building on the success of the pioneering Mercury program, Project Gemini gives NASA the experience and confidence to take the next giant leap - to land men on the Moon.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Mon, Jan 24, 2011 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sun, Jan 23, 2011 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jan 22, 2011 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Jan 20, 2011 -- 2:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 -- 8:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Wed, Jan 19, 2011 -- 3:00 AM
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