Everybody knows the names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but America’s journey into space is much bigger than that. It was the result of the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of men and women who worked behind the scenes in crucial ways - ordinary people who had ‘the big idea’. Men and women who could watch the launch of rockets, the voyages of spaceships and the building of the international space station and know it wouldn’t have happened without them. This is the story of the unsung heroes who took America into space. The first episode looks at the engineers who, against all odds, built humanity's most powerful machine - the Saturn V rocket.
AIRED ON 16 July 2019
EXPIRES ON 3 March 2020
United Kingdom