With no idea how to get there, the race to the moon begins – 'we intend to win'. To understand how the story ends, we need to start at the very beginning. With Kevin Fong.
Theme music by Hans Zimmer for Bleeding Fingers Music
This episode was updated on 14 May 2019.
“We choose to go.” The season finale comes from where President John F Kennedy made his famous Moon speech to rally the US behind the Apollo programme. The venue is Rice University in Houston, where we reflect on one of the greatest achievements in human history. And we consider a future return...
History as it happened, uninterrupted: every word, every crackle, the tension and triumph. Hear how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to reach the Moon. This is Nasa’s archive recording of Capcom Charlie Duke’s communications loop from 20 July 1969.
History as it happened, explained. Kevin Fong guides us through the descent to the Moon from start to finish, using Capcom Charlie Duke’s communications loop, from Nasa’s archive.
And we hear memories and reflections on Apollo 11 from: