Event box

Special 50th Anniversary Moon Landing PBS American Experience Preview: "Saving 1968"

Special 50th Anniversary Moon Landing PBS American Experience Preview: "Saving 1968" In-Person

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing, PBS granted Tuckahoe Library a special right to let public to preview part of the PBS “Chasing the moon” series. (49 Minutes)

Saving 1968 (Synopsis) - People working in the space program “missed the 60s” and the social turmoil that was ravaging the country at the time. After the tragic Apollo 1 fire, confidence in NASA is shaken. More than ever, NASA needs the first unmanned Saturn V rocket launch to succeed and prove to the country that the space program is still worth supporting. Intelligence reports that the Soviets are also making major attempts to get to the moon first accelerates the schedule for the Apollo 8 mission.

Poppy Northcutt, the first woman in an operational role in mission control, gets a lot of attention from press. The 25 year old mathematics whiz proves herself in the all male environment and uses her position to promote the idea that women are capable of technical scientific work.

On December 21, 1968, Apollo 8 launches. NASA, the astronauts’ families, and rest of the nation follow the Christmas mission that successfully circumnavigates the Moon, and as one American fan writes to astronaut Frank Borman afterwards, “saves 1968.”

Let's celebrate this great accomplishment together ! Bring the whole family, Popcorn will be served. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Show more dates
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Community Center
  Adult Program     Children's Program     Teen Program  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Tuckahoe Library

71 Columbus Avenue
Tuckahoe, NY 10707
(914) 961-2121

More events like this...