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Summer of Space


This summer, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with KCET’s “Summer of Space” with 20 new hours of out of this world programming.

Get an exclusive first look “Blue Sky Metropolis,” composed of four one-hour episodes that examine Southern California’s role in the history of aviation and aerospace. The documentary series explores untold story of the largest homegrown industry that has received only a fraction of the attention heaped upon the Hollywood entertainment business. Narrated by Emmy Award® winning actor Tony Goldwyn, "Blue Sky Metropolis" airs Sundays at 8 p.m. PT.

Relive the excitement of man’s first steps on the moon and the long journey it took to get there with such programs as a new five-part “Nova: The Planets” (premiering Sunday, July 28, 9 p.m. PT), “American Experience: Chasing the Moon” and more.

Stay tuned to KCET and check back often for upcoming programming dates. Stream the episodes on kcet.org or the free PBS App.

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