Apollo 8 was humanity's first time leaving its home planet, and it was just too big to fit into one episode. Join us this week as we learn about the mission's origins, who will be flying it, and how tricky it is to plan a launch window.
Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham get NASA back on track and fly the first crewed mission of the Apollo Program.
We take a somber look at Apollo 1, the first planned flight of the Apollo Program. We honor the crew and try to learn from their sacrifice.
This week we learn about the ungainly beast, and engineering marvel, that is the Apollo Lunar Module.
We've talked about the muscle and brains of Apollo, but this week we talk about the heart of every mission: the Apollo Command and Service Modules.
This week, we discuss the computers and software of the Apollo Program, with a special focus on the memory system of the Apollo Guidance Computer.
This week, we take a look at the boosters and engines that lofted Apollo into orbit.
There's more to getting to the moon than big rockets and zippy spacecraft. This week, we talk about some of the facilities and infrastructure used by NASA in its quest to land humans on the moon.
Where did the Apollo Program come from? How were its broad strokes decided? And why are we going to the Moon in the first place?
We close the curtain on Project Gemini, revisiting the program and its goals. We also take a quick look back at Project Mercury and a look forward to the Apollo Program to put Gemini in the larger context.
Jim Lovell and Buzz Aldrin close out Project Gemini and tackle the fundamentals of EVA.