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Scoville Memorial Library has been awarded an exclusive preview PBS AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, “Chasing the Moon”.

A new six-hour documentary series about the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond, recasts the Space Age utilizing a feast of previously overlooked archival material.

Chasing the Moon” is scheduled to air on PBS Monday – Wednesday July 8 -10, 2019.

The clip we are showing is an excerpt from “Part Three: Magnificent Desolation.” It takes a look back at the tension and excitement surrounding the launch of Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969, all the way up until the lunar module finally lands on the moon. This July, 2019 is the 50-year anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic take-off and landing, and accomplishment.
Major funding for American Experience provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance, Consumer Cellular and by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Major funding for Chasing the Moon provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor, and by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations: Strengthening America’s Future Through Education. Additional funding for American Experience provided by the Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation, The Documentary Investment Group: Ira and Diana Riklis and public television viewers. American Experience is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.
All programs are free and open to the public.