Chasing the Moon, Part 1
Wernher Von Braun: Rocket Scientist
In the 1930s, Wernher Von Braun’s rocket work was supported by the Nazi regime. At the end of WWII, the United States government enlisted von Braun’s expertise.. During the Cold War, his rocket work became valuable to America’s new space program.
Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut.
Private companies planning lunar missions. Who’s in charge in outer space?
To win the space race, NASA had to market the moon to the American public.
Civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee”.
Long before we reached the moon’s surface, the moon has held special meaning for humanity.
Watch chapter 1 of Chasing the Moon.
Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955.
Michael Collins was an astronaut from the third group named by NASA in October 1963.
Get an inside look at the making of Chasing the Moon.