EARTHRISE: APOLLO 8 AND THE FIRST LUNAR VOYAGE

Sat, 12/21/2013 - 8:00pm

Recounts the flight many consider to be NASA's most daring and important. Interviews with Apollo 8 astronauts, their wives, mission control staff, and journalists take viewers inside the high-stakes space race of the late 1960s to reveal how a bold decision by NASA administrators put a struggling Apollo program back on track and allowed America to reach the moon before the Soviets. EARTHRISE: APOLLO 8 AND THE FIRST LUNAR VOYAGE airs Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV.