NOVA’s Back to the Moon Explores the Future of Lunar Exploration
On the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon landing, PBS’ Summer of Space looks toward the stars. While programs like American Experience: Chasing the Moon and 8 Days remember the past, NOVA: Back to the Moon explores the hoped-for dawn of a new age in lunar exploration.
NOVA: Back to the Moon premieres Wednesday, July 10, at 8pm on ThinkTV16 and CET and encores Tuesday, July 16, at 8pm on ThinkTV14. This new program highlights how, this time, governments and private industry are working together to reach our nearest celestial neighbor.
So why go back to the moon? The Moon can serve as a platform for basic astronomical research; as an abundant source of rare metals and hydrogen fuel; and ultimately as a stepping stone for human missions to Mars and beyond.
Join the next generation of engineers that aim to take us to the Moon, and discover how our legacy of lunar exploration won’t be confined to the history books for long.