On July 20, 1969 the world stopped to witness the first humans walk on the moon. Now, 40 years on, FOXTEL will take you back to the monumental event that changed space history forever with FOXTEL’s “Moon Month” in July.
Throughout Moon Month FOXTEL will show a range of documentaries and special programming commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the first moon landing.
Viewers can tune in across a range of channels including BBC Knowledge, BBC WORLD NEWS, BBC HD, Discovery Channel, Discovery Kids, The History Channel, MOVIE EXTRA, and National Geographic Channel.
The History Channel pays tribute in “One Giant Leap – The 40th Anniversary of the Moon Landing” – a month long line-up celebrating the Moon landing, space exploration and discovery, as well as the International Year of Astronomy. Programming starts on Wednesday, July 1, and includes:
Next Big Bang
From the Earth to the Moon – presented by Tom Hanks
Hubble – 15 Years of Discovery
Apollo 11 – The Untold Story
Origins – Where Are the Aliens?
To The Moon
A Sidewalk Astronomer
Apollo 13 – The Inside Story
Race To The Moon – Failure Is Not An Option. Also available in ON DEMAND.
The Universe Series 3
BBC Knowledge programming runs over a week starting from Monday, July 20, also showing on BBC HD. Highlights include:
· One More Step – The Australian Story: An exclusive Australian production for BBC Knowledge exploring Australia’s role in the Apollo 11 mission and lunar landing. The program chronicles the 24 hours surrounding this historic event, including how Australians witnessed the mission unfolding 6.35 secs before the rest of the world. A local production, one-hour special presented by Peter FitzSimons. Also available in ON DEMAND.
· Moonshot – The Flight of Apollo 11
· Space Age – NASA’s Story
· Top Gear – James May on the Moon: An intergalactic episode that shoots for the stars.
BBC WORLD NEWS highlight programming includes:
· The Moon: A documentary blending archive footage and photography from the Apollo missions, NASA and the European space agency with interviews from a variety of people on lunar activity. The film is a revealing look at mankind’s fascination with our moon.
Discovery Channel highlight programming includes:
When We Left Earth – The NASA Missions: This is the story of NASA’s incredible first 50 years. Also available in ON DEMAND.
Tank On The Moon
Base Camp Moon
Discovery Kids highlight programming includes:
Assignment Discovery – The Future of the Milky Way: Watch the dramatic animation of the birth and life of the Milky Way Galaxy and learn what the future holds for the cosmos.
National Geographic Channel serves up a collection of definitive documentaries about the moon landing, behind-the-scenes events back on Earth, and the technology that propelled humankind into the outer reaches of space, with a week of tribute programming starting from Monday, July 20.
MOVIE EXTRA will be screening a special documentary on Monday, July 20. In The Shadow Of The Moon explores the nine American spacecraft that have travelled to the Moon, and the 12 men who walked upon its surface between 1968 and 1972, and who remain the only human beings to have stood on another world.
CNN INTERNATIONAL highlight programming includes
The Next Giant Leap? A special program looking at why the state of space exploration lags far behind previous expectations and how it’s no longer exclusive to the two former superpowers. The program also spotlights some of the likely future leaders in the outer space.
FOXTEL iQ and iQ2 subscribers can see selected Moon programming from a range of the above channels during July to watch when they like in ON DEMAND.