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American Experience

Chasing the Moon: Part 1, A Place Beyond the Sky

"A Place Beyond the Sky" begins in 1957 and tracks the early years of the space race as the United States struggles to catch up with the Soviet Union. The episode reveals breathtaking failures and successes of the nascent American space program and demonstrates the stakes and costs of reaching the moon.

Saturday, July 20 at 1:00 pm on 12.1


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  • Tuesday, July 16 at 9:00 pm on 12.1

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As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation.