The BEST Episodes of From the Earth to the Moon
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2020
The story of the United States' space program, from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972.
#1 - Spider
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 19, 1998
Having succeeded in getting to the moon's orbit, it was time to begin work on the Lunar Module.
#2 - That's All There Is
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 26, 1998
From the perspective of Astronaut Alan Bean, see how he made an unexpected journey to the moon and his friendship with his Apollo 12 crew mates.
#3 - We Have Cleared the Tower
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 12, 1998
After the tragic Apollo 1 fire, NASA moves forward to get Apollo 7 ready.
#4 - 1968
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 12, 1998
With all that had happened that year, 1968 looked as if it wouldn't be remembered fondly. But then Jim Lovell, Bill Anders and Frank Borman made the first journey toward the moon.
#5 - Mare Tranquilitatis
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 19, 1998
Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins are the crew of Apollo 11 and on July 20, 1969, Neil and Buzz take the historic "small step" onto the moon.
#6 - Can We Do This?
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 5, 1998
The Soviet Union has done the unthinkable by sending a man up to space. The United States enters the historic space race and the only way of winning is getting a man on the moon.
#7 - Apollo 1
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 5, 1998
A horrible accident occurred on January 27, 1967 onboard Apollo 1, causing the deaths of Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee and it threatened to end the American space program.
#8 - Galileo Was Right
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 3, 1998
Politics were the force behind going to the moon, but some actually wanted to learn something from the experience.
#9 - For Miles and Miles
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired May 3, 1998
Alan Shepard made history by becoming the first American to arrive into space, but his chance to return was denied after becoming sick. Despite that, Alan Shepard worked to make history again.
#10 - We Interrupt This Program
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 26, 1998
A disaster has occurred onboard Apollo 13, putting the lives of it's crew in doubt. While the crew's story is very well known, see how things went on the ground for those that cover the news.
#11 - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired May 10, 1998
The final part in the series focuses on the last Apollo mission, but also on the making of a film about the moon.
#12 - The Original Wives' Club
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired May 10, 1998
Astronauts did whatever was asked of them to make the journey into space, despite the risks and sacrifices. But their wives also had to make some tough sacrifices.