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 three-part 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. Join us to see advance clips of the series before it airs on PBS stations in July and hear from the experts involved, including:
Roger Launius, former Associate Director for Collections and Curatorial Affairs at the Museum who has written or edited more than 30 books on aerospace history.
Poppy Northcutt, a “mathematics whiz” who gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control at age 25.
Robert Stone, a multi-award-winning, Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker.
This event is for members of the Museum's National Air and Space Society and their guests. Become a member today. There is no charge to attend, but advance reservations are required and seating is limited. Reserve your ticket now.
Parking at the Udvar-Hazy Center is complimentary for the event.
There will also be a buffet reception before the lecture for Society members at the Mercury Friendship 7 level and higher. For more information, email email@example.com or call 202.633.2603.