Chasing the Moon (TV series)

Chasing the Moon is a 2019 American television documentary series by Robert Stone about the race to land a man on the Moon. It includes archive footage not seen previously by the public.[2]

Chasing the Moon
Directed byRobert Stone
ComposerGary Lionelli
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes3
Original networkPBS
Original releaseJuly 10, 2019 (2019-07-10)[1]


Episodes were each about 1 hour 48 minutes in length and covered successive stages in the history of the US space program between 1957 and 1969.[3]

List of Chasing The Moon episodes
No.TitleSummaryOriginal air date
1"A Place Beyond the Sky"Efforts by the United States from 1957 to catch up with the Soviet Union in the space raceJuly 8, 2019 (2019-07-08)
2"Earthrise"The years 1964 to 1968, particularly the Apollo 1 and Apollo 8 missionsJuly 9, 2019 (2019-07-09)
3"Magnificent Desolation"The Apollo 11 mission, including the lunar landing and return to Earth, its cultural impacts in the US and internationally, and its legacyJuly 10, 2019 (2019-07-10)


Chasing the Moon was made for PBS and first broadcast on its American Experience program in July 2019 over three successive nights.[4] It was among the documentaries and dramas screened that month to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing.[5]


Vern Gay of Newsday wrote, "Stirring history and vitally important."[6]

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  1. ^ "Chasing the Moon". American Experience. PBS. Retrieved July 13, 2021.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Howell (June 7, 2019). "PBS Series 'Chasing the Moon' Takes a New Look at the Apollo-Era Space Race". Retrieved December 17, 2021.
    - "'Chasing the Moon' revisits historic Apollo 11 mission". Washington Post. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  3. ^ "Chasing The Moon". SBS On Demand. Special Broadcasting Service (Australia). 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
    - "Chasing The Moon - Documentary". SBS On Demand. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  4. ^ "Chasing the Moon: It took millions of steps to make one giant leap". PBS: American Experience. Public Broadcasting Service. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Stuever, Hank (July 19, 2019). "What's better than a TV shot of Apollo 11? The looks on the faces back home". The Washington Post. Nash Holdings. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  6. ^ Gay, Verne (July 5, 2019). "'Chasing the Moon' review: PBS' powerful history of the Apollo program". Newsday. Retrieved May 25, 2022.

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