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 (more…)
First Aired: April 5, 1998
An ambitious 12-part series charting the U.S. space program from 1961 to '72. The opener recounts the 1965 space walk by Ed White and a 1966 flight that tested the courage of astronaut Neil Armstrong (Tony Goldwyn). White: Chris Isaak. Webb: Dan Lauria. Kraft: Stephen Root. Scott: Brett Cullen. Tom Hanks directed.
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