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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. The mission that got them there, Apollo 11, was the culmination of the nation's decade-long cultural and scientific fascination with outer space. In this four-part series, transport back in time, and understand what Apollo 11 felt like to the millions of Americans who lived through it.

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Magnificent Desolation | Part 4

Nearly every single human with access to a TV set watched the blurry, almost surreal image of Neil Armstrong stepping live onto the surface of the moon. But after Apollo 11 returned to earth, we got an entirely different view of those first historic moments.Join us for the journey of Apollo 11, the seven Apollo Missions that followed, and decades of disappointments and shortfalls, crowned at last with a new hope for our future in space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

97 MINJUL 20
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Magnificent Desolation | Part 4

In The Beginning...| Part 3

As the Apollo program finally starts to take wings, learn how the entire program, and everything it accomplished, was actually NASA's backup plan.From a fire during a routine test to Christmas messages from the far side of the moon, see how the Apollo Program got to that one giant leap of Apollo 11 with a series of very small steps, and missteps.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

69 MINJUL 17
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In The Beginning...| Part 3

The Clock is Running and We're Underway! | Part 2

Four satellite launches into the Space Race, and the score—in terms of pounds put into orbit—is Communism, 1300; Capitalism, 33.And the humiliations keep on coming. Playing it safe, America loses a chance to put the first man in space. Instead, they opt to fly a steely-eyed missile chimp. The Russians knock a grand slam homer out of the park as Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin does on the first manned mission what it would take America three more launches to accomplish. In history's biggest sales pitch ever, the Soviet Union is handing the United States its backside on a platter.In Part 2 of What We Saw, we will watch as America continues its serial humiliation. But then, the space equivalent of a candy apple red '66 Corvette Stingray convertible starts to dig in and get some real traction as the Cold War gets hotter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MINJUL 15
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The Clock is Running and We're Underway! | Part 2

We Choose to Go to the Moon | Part 1

Take a front seat ride in the Apollo Lunar Module as it makes its historic descent and avoids a near catastrophe unfolding behind the scenes. Then travel back to a time before the Space Race, to the America of cowboys and Indians, to understand how all of America’s small steps led us to the one giant leap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MINJUL 13
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We Choose to Go to the Moon | Part 1

Apollo 11: What We Saw

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. The mission that got them there, Apollo 11, was the culmination of the nation's decade-long cultural and scientific fascination with outer space. In this four-part series, transport back in time, and understand what Apollo 11 felt like to the millions of Americans who lived through it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 sJUL 3
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Apollo 11: What We Saw
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Latest Episodes

Magnificent Desolation | Part 4

Nearly every single human with access to a TV set watched the blurry, almost surreal image of Neil Armstrong stepping live onto the surface of the moon. But after Apollo 11 returned to earth, we got an entirely different view of those first historic moments.Join us for the journey of Apollo 11, the seven Apollo Missions that followed, and decades of disappointments and shortfalls, crowned at last with a new hope for our future in space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

97 MINJUL 20
Comments
Magnificent Desolation | Part 4

In The Beginning...| Part 3

As the Apollo program finally starts to take wings, learn how the entire program, and everything it accomplished, was actually NASA's backup plan.From a fire during a routine test to Christmas messages from the far side of the moon, see how the Apollo Program got to that one giant leap of Apollo 11 with a series of very small steps, and missteps.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

69 MINJUL 17
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In The Beginning...| Part 3

The Clock is Running and We're Underway! | Part 2

Four satellite launches into the Space Race, and the score—in terms of pounds put into orbit—is Communism, 1300; Capitalism, 33.And the humiliations keep on coming. Playing it safe, America loses a chance to put the first man in space. Instead, they opt to fly a steely-eyed missile chimp. The Russians knock a grand slam homer out of the park as Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin does on the first manned mission what it would take America three more launches to accomplish. In history's biggest sales pitch ever, the Soviet Union is handing the United States its backside on a platter.In Part 2 of What We Saw, we will watch as America continues its serial humiliation. But then, the space equivalent of a candy apple red '66 Corvette Stingray convertible starts to dig in and get some real traction as the Cold War gets hotter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

63 MINJUL 15
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The Clock is Running and We're Underway! | Part 2

We Choose to Go to the Moon | Part 1

Take a front seat ride in the Apollo Lunar Module as it makes its historic descent and avoids a near catastrophe unfolding behind the scenes. Then travel back to a time before the Space Race, to the America of cowboys and Indians, to understand how all of America’s small steps led us to the one giant leap.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

65 MINJUL 13
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We Choose to Go to the Moon | Part 1

Apollo 11: What We Saw

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. The mission that got them there, Apollo 11, was the culmination of the nation's decade-long cultural and scientific fascination with outer space. In this four-part series, transport back in time, and understand what Apollo 11 felt like to the millions of Americans who lived through it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

30 sJUL 3
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Apollo 11: What We Saw
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