The BEST Episodes of From the Earth to the Moon

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 21, 2021

Network: HBO

The story of the United States' space program, from its beginnings in 1961 to the final moon mission in 1972.

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#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.

star 8.55
332 votes
Directors: Graham Yost
Writers: Andy Wolk
That's All There Is

#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.

star 8.20
261 votes
Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Writers: Erik Bork, Paul McCudden, Tom Hanks
We Have Cleared the Tower

#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.

star 8.13
360 votes
Writers: Rémi Aubuchon

#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.

star 8.06
242 votes
Directors: David Frankel
Writers: Al Reinert
Mare Tranquilitatis

#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.

star 7.99
241 votes
Directors: Frank Marshall
Writers: Al Reinert, Graham Yost, Tom Hanks
Can We Do This?

#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.

star 7.99
410 votes
Directors: Tom Hanks
Writers: Steven Katz
Apollo 1

#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.

star 7.96
324 votes
Directors: David Frankel
Writers: Graham Yost
Galileo Was Right

#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.

star 7.88
191 votes
Directors: David Carson
Writers: Jeffrey Fiskin, Rémi Aubuchon
For Miles and Miles

#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.

star 7.50
244 votes
Directors: Gary Fleder
Writers: Erik Bork
We Interrupt This Program

#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.

star 7.38
229 votes
Directors: David Frankel
Writers: Amy Baker, Peter Osterland
Le Voyage Dans La Lune

#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.

star 7.15
141 votes
Directors: Jonathan Mostow
Writers: Tom Hanks
The Original Wives' Club

#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.

star 6.36
171 votes
Directors: Sally Field
Writers: Erik Bork, Karen Janszen, Tom Hanks