The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will host exclusive sneak preview screenings of Robert Stone's PBS documentary, "Chasing the Moon."
The film reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The series recasts the Space Age as a fascinating stew of scientific innovation, political calculation, media spectacle, visionary impulses and personal drama. Utilizing a visual feast of previously overlooked and lost archival material — much of which has never before been seen by the public — the film features a diverse cast of characters who played key roles in these historic events. Among those included are astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman and Bill Anders; Sergei Khrushchev, son of the former Soviet premier and a leading Soviet rocket engineer; Poppy Northcutt, a 25-year old “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.
Screening 6:30 – 7:30 Panel discussion with producer and others 7:45 – 8:30.
- May 3, 2019
- Location: One Tranquility Base, Huntsville, AL
- Phone: (256) 837-3400
- Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
- Price: No admission charged, reservations recommended.