Chasing the Moon, Part 1
The Moon’s Lasting Pull
50 years ago, the moon became a symbol of human progress. Long before we could reach its surface, the moon held special meaning for humanity. Today, the moon continues to inspire—in the night sky and in contemporary works of art. Learn how—from sidewalk astronomer Jupiter Joe Martinez, contemporary artist Luke Jerram and author Alexandra Loske.
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”.
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Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
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.