The Heat: 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s historic mission

The Heat

May 25, 1961.

U.S. President John F. Kennedy first proposes landing a man on the Moon and returning him safely to the Earth by the end of the decade. Fast forward eight years later. July 20, 1969.

The world collectively holds its breath as Apollo 11’s lunar module makes a slow descent to the lunar surface.

CGTN’s John Zarrella reports.

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To discuss:

  • Nicole Stott served as a flight engineer on the International Space Station and mission specialist on the U.S. Space Shuttle.
  • Leroy Chiao flew four space missions — three on the Shuttle, and one as commander of the International Space Station.

In an exclusive interview, looking at the future of space travel:

  • Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist and bestselling author. 

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