Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 July 1969
DURATION | 49 minutes 23 seconds
Robin Day (pictured above) hosts this special edition of the current-affairs programme, marking man's first steps on the surface of the moon. Julian Pettifer reports on demonstrators who believe the money spent on the Apollo missions should have been used to feed the starving millions back on Earth. In the studio, contributors including science-fiction novelist Brian Aldiss debate the issues surrounding the moon landing and its possible legacy.
Author Brian Aldiss, who contributes to the discussion section of this programme, is one of the UK's most prolific and respected science-fiction authors. In 1960, he was one of a handful of consultants approached by the BBC as part of an exploration into the science-fiction genre as a potential avenue for BBC drama. Documents detailing the conclusions of this consultation can be found in our 'Genesis of Doctor Who' collection.
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An astronomer states the case for putting telescopes on the moon.
Is there life on the moon?
Reg Turnill explores NASA's quarantine facilities.
What will the Apollo astronauts actually be doing on the moon?
Was the race to get man on the moon a waste of money?
A British scientist awaits samples of moon dust.
Remembering the moon landings and exploring the solar system.
An interview with former NASA chief Dr Thomas Paine.
Reg Turnill reports on Apollo 15's discovery of the 'Genesis Rock'.
A Christmas conversation about the moon.
How 13 women were blocked from joining NASA's space program.
Michael Portillo revisits the race to the moon.
Looking back to 20 July 1969.
Which will be the next nation to reach the moon?
Why should any nation need to go to the moon again?
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'The Sky at Night' with Eugene Cernan.
The artist astronaut of Apollo 12.
The Apollo 16 astronaut finds his way on the moon.
The scientist astronaut of Apollo 17.
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