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Apollo's Daring Mission Sneak Peek

Preview: Season 45 Episode 18 | 1m 17s | Video has closed captioning.

Apollo astronauts and engineers tell the inside story of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to the moon. The U.S. space program suffered a bitter setback when Apollo 1 ended in a deadly fire during a pre-launch run-through. In disarray, and threatened by the prospect of a Soviet Union victory in the space race, NASA decided upon a radical and risky change of plan.

Aired: 11/07/18

Rating: NR

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