Robert Stone - "Chasing The Moon"

Event date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 6:00pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572


Robert Stone by Roger Tully

A charismatic young president issued the historic Moon landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tells the stories of the visionaries—based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material—who helped America win the space race with the first lunar landing fifty years ago.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy proposed the nation spend twenty billion dollars to land a man on the Moon before the end of the decade. For the first time, Chasing the Moon reveals the unknown stories of the fascinating individuals whose imaginative work across several decades culminated in America’s momentous achievement. More than a story of engineers and astronauts, the Moon landing—now celebrating its 50th anniversary—grew out of the dreams of science fiction writers, filmmakers, military geniuses and rule-breaking scientists. Going in depth to explore their stories beyond the PBS series, writer/producer Robert Stone—called “one of our most important documentary film makers” by Entertainment Weekly—brings these important figures to brilliant life.

Robert Stone has been producing, directing, and writing feature documentaries about American history, pop culture, mass media, and the environment for more than two decades. He and his work have been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. Author image by Roger Tully.

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