For two hours in July of 1969, the world stood still and watched as man landed and walked on the moon. Tens of millions saw it happen, on blurry black and white television, beamed back a quarter million miles across the heavens. For the first time in human history, all mankind could observe a profound discovery as it happened. A generation later, this two-hour NOVA special television event marked the 30th anniversary of the greatest science and engineering adventure of all time--going behind the scenes to tell the stories the astronauts and the unsung heroes of lunar exploration—the scientists and engineers who made it happen.
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