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A Place Beyond the Sky

“A Place Beyond the Sky” begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggled to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode explores both the successes and failures of America’s  early space program, and the enormous stakes involved in the quest to reach the moon.  

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  • 2020-07-22T05:00:00-07:00
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A Place Beyond the Sky

“A Place Beyond the Sky” begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggled to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode explores both the successes and failures of America’s  early space program, and the enormous stakes involved in the quest to reach the moon.  

  • 2020-07-22T05:00:00-07:00
    KCET-HD

Earthrise

“Earthrise” (1964-1968) covers four heady, dangerous years in the history of the space race. As Americans moved through the sixties and reflected on the challenges ahead, many wondered: What exactly would it take to beat the Soviets to the moon?

  • 2020-07-23T05:00:00-07:00
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Magnificent Desolation

"Magnificent Desolation," which covers 1969-1970, takes Americans to the moon and back. Dreams of space dramatically intersect with dreams of democracy on American soil, raising questions of national priorities and national identity. The final episode also considers what happens to scientific and engineering programs — and to a country — after ambitious national goals have been achieved.

  • 2020-07-24T05:00:00-07:00
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