On May 1, 2019, Friends of the LBJ Library viewed a sneak preview of ‘Chasing the Moon’, a new six-hour PBS documentary series from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. The film documents the space race from its earliest beginnings to the monumental achievement of the first lunar landing in 1969 and beyond.
After the screening, a discussion followed with filmmaker Robert Stone, Poppy Northcutt, who at 25 gained worldwide attention as the first woman to serve in the all-male bastion of NASA’s Mission Control, and Roger Launius, former chief historian of NASA. The moderator was Mark K. Updegrove, President and CEO of the LBJ Foundation. The film will premiere on PBS July 8-10, 2019, leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
LBJ Library photo by Jay Godwin