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Apollo 11 Crew in Quarantine | Chasing the Moon | American Experience | PBS


When the Apollo 11 crew splashed down on July 24, 1969, they began three weeks of quarantine, in the event they carried back deadly germs from the lunar surface.

Learn more about CHASING THE MOON, including where to watch the documentary: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/chasing-moon/

“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; and Ed Dwight, the Air Force pilot selected by the Kennedy administration to train as America’s first black astronaut.
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