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"Apollo's Moon Shot" series explores America's historic journey to the lunar surface




"Apollo's Moon Shot," a series that illuminates the study of the US Moon in the 1960s, will be released on June 16 on the Smithsonian Channel. (Credit: Smithsonian Channel / YouTube)

On July 20, 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon. Fifty years later, with Apollo's Moon Shot the Smithsonian Channel celebrates this "Great Leap for Humanity." In this new series, it's explored how it was for the NASA team of engineers and cosmonauts to get it all done. An epic moon voyage.

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961, President John F. Kennedy presented one of the most challenging space tasks of all time, namely the landing of a human on the lunar surface and his safe landing on our planet within the next 10 years. Apollo's Moon Shot a six-part series, released on June 16, takes viewers back in time and features ten-year archive interviews, old audio and video, and some rare artifacts from Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington , DC

Although we do not yet have much details about specific episodes, there are already three listed on the Smithsonian Channel website: "Into the Void." Look at the three missions Part of Apollo 11's historic moon voyage was "Triumph and Tragedy," a deep dive on the Project Gemini missions that allowed NASA to send astronauts to the lunar surface, and "Rocket Fever," where spectators meet most important space race player and witness to their space preparation training.

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 mission space suit. (Photo Credit: Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum)

As of July 16, the Smithsonian National Aerospace Museum will display some cool artifacts from the Apollo 11 mission, including a test lunar module and Armstrong's space suit Fox News reported.

"Seeing the artifact really inspires people and gives them a sense of the breakthrough technological evolution needed to reach the moon," Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, curator of the Smithsonian Department of Space History. Fox News told. "The one in our collection was Lunar Module-2. It was the second lunar module to perform orbital tests, but Lunar Module 1 did a good job of re-using it for fall testing on Earth.

Apollo's Moon Shot will premiere on Sunday, June 16 at 8 pm EST on the Smithsonian Channel.

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