July 18, 2019 at 5:30 am

On the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch, former shuttle commander and NASA astronaut Mike Massimino takes us inside the race to space as he sets the stage for the monumental mission to the moon. On July 20, 1969, NASA astronaut Buzz Aldrin made history by being the second man to walk on the moon. Tonight he shares his story. The 60s may have been known for hippies and swing, but not for high-tech. We’ll take you inside the giant leap in technology that took us to the moon. We’ve got your preview of “8 Days: To the Moon and Back” as NASA footage provides the blueprint for a recreation of the first lunar landing.

Aired on July 17, 2019. 


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