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A new Smithsonian Channel series celebrates the artifacts that led to Apollo 11's triumphant moon landing 50 years ago this July, and shares behind-the-scenes stories from the mission.
"Apollo's Moon Shot," which premieres Sunday (June 16), tells the story of the NASA moon-shot program through archival footage, interviews and artifacts from the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum. The series will air weekly on Sundays at 8 p.m. EDT (same time in PDT).
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"This six-part series tells the entire story of America's moon program through newly restored archival film, and unique access to the artifacts of Apollo," the Smithsonian Channel said in a statement.
Some of the artifacts shown on screen include the camera used by John Glenn, who was the first American astronaut to achieve orbit in 1963, during the Mercury program; the command module of Apollo 11, which is currently on tour at the The Museum of Flight in Seattle for the anniversary; and space boots worn during Apollo 17, the last crewed mission to land on the moon, in 1972.
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"The series reveals the stories of the men and women who made the mission possible," Smithsonian added. "Stunning, rarely seen footage...
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