The Apollo Program to the Moon: History and Legacy

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Fifty years ago American astronauts flew around the Moon on the Apollo 8 mission. In July 1969, Apollo 11 met JFK's challenge to land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth within the decade. Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium,  discusses the history of the development of Apollo, the science learned from the Moon landings, and an overview of the decisions made during and after Apollo that have had a ripple effect on U.S. space exploration to this day.