Continuing America's grand adventure paved by the ingenuity and bravery of scores of men and women, scientists and engineers and astronauts; this remarkable series covers the period of time culminating in the Apollo lunar landing. At 4:17 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, on July 20, 1969, the human race accomplished the single greatest technological achievement of all time when a human first set foot on another celestial body. But what happened before Apollo 11 was launched? And after the return capsule successfully splashed down in the Pacific, what became of future missions to the moon? This series also highlights not just the triumphs; but the struggles and sacrifices, both physical and mental, that come with any high adventure conquering that most extreme environment: the void of space.