by Documentary Movies
July 11, 2019

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Chasing the Moon
It took millions of steps to make one giant leap...

"Chasing the Moon," a film by Robert Stone, 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

  • Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America's first black astronaut...