Moon-a-thon

Moon-a-thon

July 20, 2019: 8am - 8pm on MPT

Moon Continuing the Summer of Space celebration with a full day of related programs, in honor of the 50th anniversary of man first walking on the moon.

8am: Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step

In this special, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the Moon.

10am: NOVA: Back to the Moon

Fifty years after humans first set foot on the moon, new scientific discoveries are fueling excitement for a return to the lunar surface -- this time, perhaps, to stay. Join the scientists and engineers working to make life on the moon a reality.

9am: Space Men: American Experience

Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.

11am: POV Shorts: Earthrise

Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and explores the beauty and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space.

11:30am: 8 Days: to the Moon and Back

Join Apollo 11 on its historic journey. The film seamlessly blends mission audio featuring conversations among Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with new footage, NASA archive and stunning CGI to recreate the first moon landing.

1:30pm: A Year In Space

Follow astronaut Scott Kelly's record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly.

2:30pm: Moonwalk One

First released in 1970, MOONWALK ONE is a digitally remastered version of the seminal documentary that was filmed over the course of the Apollo 11 mission. The film is a masterful poetic and philosophic telling of how America achieved this incredible feat, bolstered by an avant-garde score and inspiring narration by Laurence Luckinbill.

5:30pm: NOVA: Apollo's Daring Mission

Hear Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of how the first mission to the moon, Apollo 8, pioneered groundbreaking technologies that would pave the way to land a man on the moon and win the space race.

5:30pm: John Glenn: A Life of Service

A chronicle ofthe extraordinary life and career of an American legend. The documentary surveys Glenn's distinguished military, NASA and political careers through archival footage and interviews with lawmakers, journalists, historians and NASA colleagues.

6:30pm: Osiris Rex: Countdown to Launch

Sitting on an asteroid, more than a 100 million miles away from Earth, are a few ounces of soil scientists are anxiously awaiting to get their hands on - a sample that just might contain the molecular precursors to the origin of life. But just how will these scientists accomplish this? OSIRIS-REX Asteroid Sample Return Mission is a 14-year, one billion dollar study aimed at learning more about one of the most fascinating and potentially hazardous asteroids in the solar system - before it potentially collides with Earth more than 150 years from now.

7pm: Space Chase USA

SPACE CHASE USA explores the extraordinary events that transformed the small beach town of Cocoa Beach, Florida into a bustling center for the American space program. Featuring a trove of archival material and interviews with long-time residents, former Apollo astronauts, and Cape Canaveral-based engineers and employees, the program charts the history of the space program in Florida during the 1950s and 1960s.