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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.

Credit Courtesy of PBS
Courtesy of PBS

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 pbs.org/summer-of-space.


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