The Day We Walked on the Moon

Program Overview

1 x 60 min


Finestripe Production


ITV (UK) and Smithsonian Networks (US)

International Sales

The Day We Walked on the Moon is the inside story of the first moon landing, told from the unique, first-hand perspective of the astronauts and other key figures on the Apollo 11 Mission and those left behind—watching, waiting, and witnessing what remains, 50 years later, one of humanity’s greatest achievements.

Watched live by 600 million people around the world, NASA officials reveal how close the Apollo 11 came to failure while family members recall nervously listening to the radio feed, wondering if their loved ones would make it home. The film also explores the importance of the first Moon Mission to America in an era dominated by an unpopular war and nuclear rivalry with Russia.