Tom Hanks was executive producer for this Emmy-winning 12-part drama on the U.S. space program. Spanning 1961 to '72, the series has all the right stuff---impressive scripts, elaborate special effects and solid performances by a large cast. Part 1 (which Hanks also directed) melds those elements into re-creations of two major missions: the exhilarating 1965 spacewalk by Ed White, and a 1966 flight that tested the skill and courage of Neil Armstrong.
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