Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC Four
FIRST BROADCAST | 03 December 2007
DURATION | 28 minutes 58 seconds
Sir Patrick Moore introduces an edition of the long-running astronomy series that focuses its telescope on the moon. Chris Lintott reports on the Apollo moon landings and explores the now deserted Mission Control with Eugene Cernan, three-time Apollo astronaut and the man who, for more than 35 years, has held the title 'last man on the moon'.
Although Eugene Cernan is credited with the title 'last man on the moon', a similar epithet was granted to his fellow astronaut on the final Apollo mission to date. Harrison 'Jack' Schmitt followed Cernan onto the lunar terrain and so became the last man to step onto the moon, but he then returned to the module before Cernan, who therefore remains the last person to have stood on the moon's surface.
Man goes into space - next stop: the moon!
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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