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.

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.

Share Your Space Story

Visit PBS.org/Summer-of-Space each week to answer a question about your own “space story” (or share your answer on social media with #SummerofSpacePBS).

CPTV Visits the New England Air Museum

Tour the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks:


“Women's Work” features the stories of Connecticut women serving as leaders, trailblazers, artists, educators, advocates and entrepreneurs. Watch the original TV documentary. Six additional short films will be released weekly - watch them here.

Share YOUR story, too. Honor a woman who has made an impact in your life or tell us your immigration story. Post a photo and caption on our web page at cptv.org/womenswork. Find out more »

Our Sharing Connecticut series lets you visit the unique people and places that drive the pulse and spirit of our state. Browse the full Sharing Connecticut series »

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