The BEST episodes of From the Earth to the Moon

Every episode of From the Earth to the Moon ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of From the Earth to the Moon!

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

Last Updated: 3/31/2023Network:HBO
327 votes

#1 - Spider

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/19/1998

Having succeeded in getting to the moon's orbit, it was time to begin work on the Lunar Module.

Directors: Graham Yost
Writer: Andy Wolk
Watch Now:Amazon
That's All There Is
258 votes

#2 - That's All There Is

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/26/1998

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.

Directors: Jon Turteltaub
Watch Now:Amazon
We Have Cleared the Tower
358 votes

#3 - We Have Cleared the Tower

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/12/1998

After the tragic Apollo 1 fire, NASA moves forward to get Apollo 7 ready.

Directors: Lili Fini Zanuck
Watch Now:Amazon
240 votes

#4 - 1968

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/12/1998

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.

Directors: David Frankel
Writer: Al Reinert
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Can We Do This?
398 votes

#5 - Can We Do This?

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/5/1998

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.

Directors: Tom Hanks
Writer: Steven Katz
Watch Now:Amazon
Apollo 1
320 votes

#6 - Apollo 1

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/5/1998

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.

Directors: David Frankel
Writer: Graham Yost
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Mare Tranquilitatis
238 votes

#7 - Mare Tranquilitatis

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/19/1998

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.

Directors: Frank Marshall
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Galileo Was Right
188 votes

#8 - Galileo Was Right

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 5/3/1998

Politics were the force behind going to the moon, but some actually wanted to learn something from the experience.

Directors: David Carson
Watch Now:Amazon
For Miles and Miles
240 votes

#9 - For Miles and Miles

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/3/1998

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.

Directors: Gary Fleder
Writer: Erik Bork
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We Interrupt This Program
226 votes

#10 - We Interrupt This Program

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/26/1998

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.

Directors: David Frankel
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Le Voyage Dans La Lune
144 votes

#11 - Le Voyage Dans La Lune

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/10/1998

The final part in the series focuses on the last Apollo mission, but also on the making of a film about the moon.

Directors: Jonathan Mostow
Writer: Tom Hanks
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The Original Wives' Club
170 votes

#12 - The Original Wives' Club

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 5/10/1998

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.

Directors: Sally Field
Watch Now:Amazon

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