The Sky at Night Special - 1969, Year of Space

Patrick Moore looks back at the year in which mankind (and its artificial satellites) first landed on alien soil. As well as reporting on the famous Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 moon landings, Moore also brings disappointing news about the prospects of life on Mars and Venus. The music playing over the footage of Mars is from The Delian Mode by Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

↗ Originally broadcast 24 December 1969.

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