This Free, Public Screening Takes Place Tuesday, May 7

“Chasing the Moon,” a new three-part series from American Experience that reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, comes to CPTV in a special three-night event on July 8, 9 and 10, 2019.

Before its CPTV premiere, join CPTV and Eastern Connecticut State University for an exclusive preview of the series!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Eastern Connecticut State University’s Student Center Theatre, 83 Windham St., Willimantic, CT 06226

This event is free and open to the public.

Ed White, the first American to walk in space, on Gemini 4 mission. (Image courtesy of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, June 1965)

About “Chasing the 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.

For more information on “Chasing the Moon,” click here.


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