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Ed Dwight: First African American Candidate for Space

Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut.

Space Law, The Next Generation: Chasing the Moon

Private companies planning lunar missions. Who’s in charge in outer space?

How NASA Sold Us a Trip to the Moon: Chasing the Moon

To win the space race, NASA had to market the moon to the American public.

The Desegregation of Huntsville

Civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee”.

The Moon’s Lasting Pull

Long before we reached the moon’s surface, the moon has held special meaning for humanity.

Chapter 1 | Chasing the Moon, Part 1

Watch chapter 1 of Chasing the Moon.

Poppy Northcutt: Return to Earth Specialist

Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.

Wernher Von Braun: Rocket Scientist

Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.

Valerie Anders

Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955.

Michael Collins: Third man of Apollo 11

Michael Collins was an astronaut from the third group named by NASA in October 1963.

Inside Look | Chasing the Moon

Get an inside look at the making of Chasing the Moon.

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Chasing the Moon, Part 3

Chasing the Moon, Part 3

Chasing the Moon, Part 2

Chasing the Moon, Part 2


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