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.


Tony Goldwyn Neil Armstrong
Stephen Root Chris Kraft
Steve Zahn Elliott See
Joe Spano George Mueller
Ted Levine Alan Shepard