“The innovation and the excitement involved in the space program are inspiring to all audiences, especially to our visitors who are fascinated by astronomy.”
—Kay Simpson, CEO and President of the Springfield Museums
“This documentary offers a great opportunity to explore where we were and where we might go with the space program.”
—Mike Kerr, Curator of Astronomy
Half a century after humanity’s historic first step on the Moon, the Springfield Museums present a screening of the Smithsonian Channel documentary THE DAY WE WALKED ON THE MOON. The documentary will show twice on Saturday, July 20th, from 10:30-11:30 am and from 2-3 pm in Tolman Auditorium, the Springfield Science Museum. “This documentary offers a great opportunity to explore where we were and where we might go with the space program,” said Mike Kerr, Curator of Astronomy for the Springfield Museums.
On July 16, 1969, hundreds of thousands of spectators and an army of reporters gathered at Cape Kennedy to witness one of the great spectacles of the century: the launch of Apollo 11. Over the next few days, the world watched on with wonder and rapture as humankind prepared for its “one giant leap” onto the moon–and into history. Witness this incredible day, presented through stunning, remastered footage and interviews that takes you behind-the-scenes and inside the spacecraft, Mission Control, and the homes of the astronaut’s families.
“The innovation and the excitement involved in the space program are inspiring to all audiences, especially to our visitors who are fascinated by astronomy,” said Kay Simpson, CEO and President of the Springfield Museums. “It will be a remarkable experience to watch this documentary!”
Free with museum admission!
The Day We Walked On The Moon will continue to air on Smithsonian Channel throughout the month and is available to stream on the Smithsonian Channel app and at SmithsonianChannel.com. Smithsonian Channel is available on all major television distributors.