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PBS American Experience/ Film clip screening: "Chasing the Moon"

Event Type: Adults
Date: 7/6/2019
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Description:
 Catch the clip, “The Giant Leap” from the PBS American Experience film "Chasing the Moon" before it airs on PBS station WHYY July 8th, 9th and 10th. "Chasing the Moon" 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. With no narration and using only archival footage — including a visual feast of previously lost or overlooked material — 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, the 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.

This program supports the PA Forward Civic and Social Literacy Initiative.
Library: Chester County Library
Location: Struble Room
Contact: Pam Marquette
Contact Number: 610.280.2642
Status: Closed


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