Featuring Chasing the Moon: American Experience & Other Special Programming, Original CPTV Content, and Activities Throughout the State

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 astronauts Commander Neil Armstrong, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin, and Command Module Pilot Michael Collins became the first crew to successfully land on the moon. With an audience of more than half a billion watching on television, Armstrong planted his foot on the moon and famously proclaimed, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

To honor this incredible feat and its 50th anniversary, PBS is offering “Summer of Space” science and history programming, anchored by the epic and highly anticipated three-part, six-hour series Chasing the Moon on American Experience.

Don’t miss this special programming on Connecticut Public Television, airing throughout July and August. For a full schedule of programs, click here.

Kids Can Get In on the Fun with Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step This June

In this Ready Jet Go! special, Jet and his Boxwood Terrace friends learn all about Neil Armstrong and the Apollo Space Program as they embark on a sleepover on the moon! See it as part of the CPTV Kids lineup, premiering Monday, June 17 at 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Encores will air Tuesday, June 18 at 2 p.m.; Wednesday, June 19 at 8 a.m.; Thursday, June 20 at 4:30 p.m.; Friday, June 21 at 7 a.m. and 4 p.m.; Tuesday, June 25 at 7 a.m.; and Thursday, June 27 at 7 a.m.

Activities Throughout Connecticut

To view a running list of space-related activities being held in Connecticut in the coming weeks and months, featuring advance preview screenings of Chasing the Moon, click here.

CPTV Visits the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium and the New England Air Museum

Learn about the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, based at the University of Hartford:

Explore the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks:


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