Summer of Space

Summer of Space

PBS brings viewers the universe with SUMMER OF SPACE, including six new science and history programs, all commemorating America’s journey into space. The adventure starts July 8 on Nine PBS.

American Experience: Chasing the Moon - Monday-Wednesday, July 8-10, 8:00-10:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
The film tells the story of the space race, from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969. Directed by Academy Award nominee Robert Stone.

Antiques Roadshow: Out of This World - Monday, July 8 at 10:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 with the premiere of an all-new “Out of This World” special episode featuring stellar appraisals that include NASA memorabilia, space travel treasures, science fiction finds and more.

NOVA: Back to the Moon - Wednesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Join the next generation of engineers who aim to take us “Back to the Moon” as a stepping stone for future human missions to Mars, the Asteroid Belt and beyond.

8 Days: The Journey of Apollo 11 -  Wednesday, July 17 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
Viewers will take a unique journey with the crew of Apollo 11 for their eight-day, three-hour, 18-minute and 35-second mission. Rare mission audio takes viewers inside the spacecraft on its historic journey.  The film seamlessly blends this authentic mission audio, featuring candid conversations between Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins with newly shot studio footage, NASA and news archive, and stunning CGI recreation of the journey and landing to tell this amazing story in a riveting new way.

Ancient Skies - Wednesday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
In the three-part Ancient Skies, audiences will discover how centuries of knowledge, experimentation and engineering helped our ancestors explore outer space. Expert contributors and indigenous storytellers demystify astronomical myths with scientific explanations.

NOVA: The Planets - Wednesday, July 24 at 8:00 p.m. on Nine PBS
An up-close look at some faraway worlds, including the dark side of Pluto, an ancient Martian waterfall and the storm twice the size of Earth seen from high above Saturn, revealing how each of them has affected our own planet.