4:41pm PT by Alexandra Del Rosario
Moon Landing at 50: A Guide to TV Specials Celebrating Apollo 11's 1969 Feat
July 20, 2019, marks 50 years since Apollo 11 made its historic landing on the moon. Since then, Hollywood has taken creative liberties to celebrate the feat, part of the space race against the Soviet Union. Projects include the Damien Chazelle film First Man, Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey and Al Reinert's For All Mankind.
Moon landing enthusiasts (or disbelievers) can celebrate Apollo 11's landing by watching such Hollywood projects, but multiple television networks including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air their own special coverage throughout the month.
The channels will commemorate the lunar landing with programs such as new episodes of Smithsonian's Apollo's Moon Shot, Chasing the Moon from PBS and BBC America's Wonders of the Moon.
Suit up and read on for a list of Apollo 11-inspired TV programs.
Apollo: Back to the Moon (6 p.m. ET/PT, National Geographic)
Lost Tapes, The: Apollo 13 (3 p.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo's Moon Shot: Rocket Fever (6 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo's Moon Shot: Triumph and Tragedy (7 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo's Moon Shot: One Giant Leap (8 a.m., Smithsonian)
Apollo: Missions to the Moon (9 p.m., National Geographic)
The Day We Walked the Moon (9 p.m., Smithsonian)
The Armstrong Tapes (9 p.m., National Geographic)
Challenger Disaster: The Final Mission (10 p.m., National Geographic)
Chasing the Moon (9 p.m., PBS)
Apollo: Back to the Moon (9 p.m., National Geographic)
Nova: Back to the Moon (8 p.m., PBS)
Moon Landing: The Lost Tapes (10 p.m., History)
Mysteries of Apollo - Episode 8 (7 p.m., Science Channel)
Nova: Apollo's Daring Mission (10 p.m., PBS)
8 Days: to the Moon and Back (9 p.m., PBS)
When We Were Apollo (8:30 p.m., PBS)
Apollo's Moon Shot: Brink of Disaster (9 p.m., Smithsonian)
NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future – Celebrating Apollo 50th as We Go Forward to the Moon (1 p.m., Science)
Wonders of the Moon (10 p.m., BBC America)
Apollo's Hidden Figures (7:48 p.m., CNN)
Apollo: The Forgotten Films (8 p.m., Discovery)
Moon Landing Live (9 p.m., BBC America)
Confessions From Space: Apollo (10 p.m., Discovery)
Apollo: The Forgotten Files (5 p.m., Science Channel)