Did you know that 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing? The Apollo 11 lunar landing on 20th July 1969 paved the way for future space exploration and opened doors to endless discoveries. In celebration of that very special date, BBC Studios has specially curated a number of spectacular space-themed programmes to celebrate the 50th anniversary since this historic mission!
BBC Earth will celebrate the moon landing with a mixture of new premieres and old favourites:
|The 21st Century Race for Space follows popular scientist Brian Cox as he explores the past, present and future of space flight – and asks whether private space travel is crucial for the survival of mankind.
Catch it on BBC Earth (StarHub ch 407) on 13th July 2019 (Saturday), at 8.05pm. It will also be available on BBC Player.
|Astronauts: Toughest Job in the Universe where 12 ordinary people battle to prove they have what it takes to become an astronaut.
Watch the series on BBC Earth (StarHub ch 407) every day from Sunday to Friday, 14th to 19th July 2019, at 8.05pm. The series will also be available on BBC Player.
|The Planets, a stunningly ambitious series that tells the thrilling story of all eight planets of our solar system and brings to life the most memorable events that shaped each of them.
Don’t miss the premiere of episode 5 of The Planets on 14th July 2019, at 9pm on BBC Earth (StarHub ch 407). It will also be available on BBC Player.
|8 Days: To the Moon and Back, a feature-length drama documentary that brings the real story of the Apollo mission as it really happened. With exclusive access to declassified cockpit audio, cutting-edge digital effects will be used to create a visual journey to bring the original audio to life.
Catch back-to-back episodes of 8 Days: To the Moon and Back on BBC Earth (StarHub ch 407) on 20th July 2019 (Saturday), from 8.05pm – 9.50pm. Find this series also on BBC Player.
|Moon Landing tells a story of extraordinary ambition, bravery, anticipation and achievement. It relives the drama of the launch and landing, as we step back in time and witness the most famous leap forward for mankind.
Watch back-to-back episodes of Moon Landing on BBC Earth (StarHub ch 407) on 21st July 2019 (Sunday), from 8.05pm – 9.50pm. It will also be available on BBC Player.
|The First Men In The Moon tells the extraordinary story of how, way back in 1909, an old man got to the moon first, and, together with the eccentric Professor Cavor, discovered a terrifying secret beneath its seemingly barren surface.
The First Men In The Moon premieres on Friday, 12th July 2019, on BBC First (StarHub ch 502 and BBC Player).
|Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11, a poignant feature-length drama that takes the outer story of the watching world and sets it against the fascinating, little-known inner story of the historic mission.
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 premieres Friday, 19th July 2019. Watch it on BBC First (StarHub ch 502) and BBC Player.