It’s been over 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 mission blasted off on July 16, 1969, and the first humans, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, walked on the Moon. BBC Earth‘s series Stargazing: Moon Landing Special with Brian Cox (1×90′) celebrates the ‘moonumental’ anniversary and looks forward into the future world of deep space exploration, taking Canadian viewers back to where it all began at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Together, Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain learn from experts including astronaut general Charlie Duke, astrophysicist and medic Dr. Kevin Fong and mathematician Dr. Hannah Fry. Explore the three key stages of a space mission, the latest developments in human space flight from cutting-edge spacewalk technology to a future Mars buggy, rocket engine tests and more. Stargazing: Moon Landing Special with Brian Cox premieres Friday, July 21 at 9 p.m. ET on BBC Earth in Canada.
In November 2024, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen will make history as the first Canadian to step foot on the Moon as part of the Artemis II mission. He is one of a four-person crew planning to help NASA establish a long-term presence on the Earth’s natural satellite for science and exploration. In Stargazing: Moon Landing Special, Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will help answer questions on every curious Canadians’ minds ahead of the Artemis II mission, such as, “how do you prepare for a lunar mission?” “What does zero gravity feel like?” And “how do you land a rocket without crashing it?”
Stargazing: Moon Landing Special with Brian Cox is presented by Brian Cox and Dara O Briain. The series producer is Rob Liddell and the executive producer is Helen Thomas.