Summer of Space

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11, the first moon landing, with WKAR and PBS!

A Summer of Space multiplatform experience, anchored by the highly anticipated American Experience six-hour film Chasing the Moon, and including new science and history programs, will begin in July timed to the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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In addition to Chasing the Moon, the Summer of Space lineup brings five new programs that cover different areas of space exploration combined with the best of PBS’ encore space-themed programming and PBS Digital Studios content. PBS KIDS will also roll out new space-themed content beginning in June, including educational resources for families and educators to use all summer long.

As part of Summer of Space, WKAR invites the public to join in the FREE festivities at:

  • Ready Jet Go!: One Small Step |  WKAR Family Screening > LEARN MORE
  • MSU MoonFest | Summer of Space > LEARN MORE

Throughout the summer, viewers are also invited to submit videos, photographs, audio recordings, or text entries about how they experienced the Apollo mission and/or about their interest in space exploration in general at


MSU MoonFest | Summer of Space

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MSU MoonFest; July 19-21; Abrams  Planetarium

FREE -- July 19 - July 21 at Abrams Planetarium | Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first moon landing, with WKAR and Abrams Planetarium at the MSU MoonFest!

Schedule | MSU MoonFest | Summer Of Space

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MSU MoonFest Schedule | Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first moon landing, with WKAR and Abrams Planetarium at the MSU MoonFestMORE ABOUT MSU MOONFEST

The Planets | NOVA

Jul 12, 2019
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Wed., Jul. 24, 9pm & 10pm & Wednesdays, Jul. 31–Aug. 14, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 or STREAM |   Explore the eight-plus worlds of our own solar system as NOVA goes through space as we know it today. 

8 Days: To The Moon And Back

Jul 9, 2019
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Wed., Jul. 17, 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 or STREAMGo inside the Apollo 11 spacecraft in this stunning recreation of the first moon landing.

Chasing The Moon | American Experience

Jul 8, 2019
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Mon.–Wed., Jul. 8–10, 9pm on WKAR- HD 23.1 stream at Experience the thrilling era of the Space Race, from its earliest days to Apollo 1 to the 1969 moon landing.

Out Of This World | Antiques Roadshow

Jul 8, 2019
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Mon., Jul. 8, 8pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 stream at | Travel through space and time with Roadshow and discover objects that are totally "Out of This World!"

Ready Jet Go!; One Small Step, WKAR Family Screener, Thursday, June 13
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FREE -- Thur., Jun. 13 at 7pm at WKAR Studios | Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, the first moon landing, by going back to the moon with Ready Jet Go! and WKAR Family! RESERVE SEATS HERE