Adam Savage hosts the broadcast NASA’S GIANT LEAPS: PAST AND FUTURE – CELEBRATING APOLLO 50TH AS WE GO FORWARD TO THE MOON – live from the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum on Friday, July 19 from 1-3pm ET on Science Channel.
The special will also dip live into NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the historic, newly-restored Apollo mission control room at Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Also look in live on Neil Armstrong’s hometown of Wapakoneta, Ohio, the Apollo 11 command module on display in Seattle, and see slices of Americana at other anniversary celebrations around the country.
NASA will tell the story of how we got there, and how we’ll get there again, hearing directly from Apollo astronauts alongside current and future astronauts, scientists, engineers, and others sharing some untold stories, quirky facts, and personal reflections about journeying to the lunar surface.
In addition to hosting the broadcast, Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum is also the home of a four-day outdoor festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, July 16 – 20.