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The Moon, the Mission and the BBC

A look back through the archives showing how, with special assistance from Nasa, the BBC reported the Apollo 11 mission, the first lunar expedition to put a man on the moon.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo mission to put a man on the moon, The Sky at Night looks back through the archives to tell the story of how the BBC reported the moonshot, with some very special guests. Scientist John Zarneki discusses the huge scientific and engineering challenge. The first British astronaut, Helen Sharman, reveals just how accurate the predictions and preparations for life in space were. And writer and broadcaster James Burke - who reported the whole amazing story at the time - explains why Nasa loved the BBC and how he gained access to the command module for an episode of Tomorrow’s World.

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 20 Jul 2019 20:00


Role Contributor
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Director Ross Kirby
Producer Michael Lachmann
Executive Producer Steve Crabtree


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