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Filmmakers explore the historical 1968 lunar mission that laid the groundwork for man's first steps on the moon in this hour-long documentary that originally aired as part of PBS Television's American Experience series. On December 24, 1968, the space race came to a head as Apollo 8 entered lunar orbit. The journey of Apollo 8 was not only significant as the first manned mission to the moon, but also because it provided the public with their first live look at the lunar surface as audiences across the nation sat glued to their televisions. Now, with this release, modern viewers can revisit the groundbreaking journey to the moon in this documentary that places the Apollo 8 mission in a historical perspective by showing the significant impact that it had in the development of the American space program.