Archive: The Apollo Years

Remembering the triumphant race to the moon from the groundbreaking and sometimes tragic Gemini missions in the early 60s, the first steps on the lunar surface by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, the epic struggle to save the crew of Apollo 13, to the last time mankind set foot on the moon in the early 70s. Hosted by Canada's first astronaut, Marc Garneau, this historic series uses NASA's original moon mission footage to tell the exciting and heroic story of the people who paved the way for space exploration.


Air Date: June 06, 1999 - 28:50
On December 6, 1972, the crew of Apollo 17 begins the longest lunar mission in history - and the last voyage to the moon to date.
Air Date: June 06, 1999 - 28:49
Three days of exploration on the moon led to a major discovery about the Descartes Highlands. The first lunar Grand Prix sets a speed record of 22 km/h.
Air Date: June 06, 1999 - 28:49
The lunar rover allowed the crew of Apollo 15 to obtain the most comprehensive history ever of the moon's structure.
Air Date: June 06, 1999 - 28:49
After overcoming docking problems with both the command and lunar modules, Shepard and Roosa completed a record nine-and-a-half hour lunar exploration.
Air Date: June 01, 1999 - 28:49
A routine mission of scientific exploration became a desperate fight to save the crew when a power supply malfunction put their lives in jeopardy.
Air Date: May 25, 1999 - 28:50
Apollo 12 astronauts spent 31 hours on the lunar surface and over seven in exploration.
Air Date: May 11, 1999 - 28:49
On Sunday July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin set foot on the moon.
Air Date: May 11, 1999 - 28:49
The final test flight checked potential landing sites on the lunar surface.
Air Date: May 04, 1999 - 28:50
Would the lunar excursion module be able to travel to the surface of the moon and return to dock with the command module in lunar orbit?
Air Date: April 27, 1999 - 28:49
Working toward a lunar landing, Apollo 8 successfully orbited the moon and returned to Earth.
Air Date: April 20, 1999 - 17:20
Television allowed the world to see astronauts in space during the 11-day first test flight of the Apollo series in October 1968.
Air Date: April 13, 1999 - 28:51
The flight experience gained from the 10 Gemini missions of 1965 and 1966 paved the way for the future of space travel.
Air Date: April 06, 1999 - 28:49
The entire world watched as the first American astronauts were launched into space.