From the Earth to the Moon, Part 2: Apollo 1 (1998)

Genres - History, Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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President John F. Kennedy issued the challenge to America in a speech to Congress in 1961: Land a man on the moon within the decade. This HBO mini-series, produced by Tom Hanks, chronicles the story of NASA's efforts to carry out the vision. Episode two investigates the tragedy that occurred on January 27, 1967, when the Apollo I spacecraft caught fire during a test flight, killing astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee. The political fallout was such that the space race almost ended not long after it began.

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