Chasing the Moon
It took millions of steps to make one giant leap...
"Chasing the Moon," a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to
the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional
mythology surrounding the effort.
The series recasts the Space Age
as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political
calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama.
Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival
material - much of which has never before been seen by the public -
the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles
in these historic events.
Among those included are,
astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders
Sergei Khrushchev, son of the
former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer
Northcutt, a 25-year old "mathematics whiz" who gained worldwide
attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of
NASA's Mission Control
Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected
by the Kennedy administration to train as America's first black