American Experience Documentary: Chasing the Moon Part 2 “Saving 1968” and “This is a Test Program”
Join us Wednesday, July 17 for a screening of part 2 of the American Experience Documentary series, "Chasing The Moon."
It’s the 1960s; the country was rife with struggles of the Civil Rights Movement, Women’s Rights Movement, and the Vietnam War. NASA has shown progress through their Gemini missions, a critical program in the ultimate quest to land on the moon. The astronauts use experience and expertise as pilots, scientists, even scuba diving, to help advance how space missions are conducted. But the space program runs into its own struggles going into 1968, reeling from the devastating tragedy of Apollo 1 and the received lack of confidence in NASA. While the Soviets advanced their own program, NASA keeps pushing forward and by the end of the year showed the nation and the world something it had never seen before.
These screenings are sponsored in partnership with WXXI and the Monroe County Library System. Major funding provided by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, The Documentary Investment Group- Ira & Diana Riklis. Local Support provided by Village at Unity, RMSC- Strasenberg Planetarium and Cobblestone Capital Advisors.
- Wednesday, July 17, 2019
- 12:00pm - 2:30pm
- Central - Kate Gleason Auditorium