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From Western New York To The Moon

Chasing the Moon: Kodak photography mapped landing site

Among the vital pieces of information that would be needed before Americans could land on the moon was the kind of conditions the astronauts would find on the lunar surface.

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From WNY To The Moon: How do astronauts breathe in space?

WBFO's Chris Caya is taking a look at some of the local companies that played critical roles in the success of the Apollo program.

From Western New York To The Moon

Returning the astronauts safely to the Earth

Inventions made within view of the Niagara Falls Airport not only helped the Apollo 11 astronauts land on the moon 50 years ago - but they also played a vital role in bringing the

From Western New York To The Moon

Astronauts recognize workers for their role in the mission

The U.S. flag was first planted on the Moon 50 years ago Saturday, July 20. As WBFO's Chris Caya reports - the crew of Apollo 11 went out of their way to thank all of the American

Join WNED-TV and the Buffalo Museum of Science for special screenings in June and July!

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, WNED -TV and the Buffalo Museum of Science are holding special screenings of PBS science programming in June and July. Watch previews of the new American Experience series about the moon landing, “Chasing the Moon,” and “NOVA: Black Hole” at the Buffalo Museum of Science before they air on WNED-TV. WNED | WBFO members receive $1 off general admission museum June 23 and June 30. (Members should let the admissions desk know they are members when purchasing tickets.)


And on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, July 20, the museum will offer $2 admission all-day. For more info, visit sciencebuff.org.

Screening Schedule

Sunday, June 23
11am - American Experience: Chasing the Moon – Preview of “The Early Days” & “This Is a Test Program”
2pm - American Experience: Chasing the Moon – Preview of “Astronauts and Politics”

Sunday, June 30
11am - American Experience: Chasing the Moon – Preview of “The Early Days” & “The Giant Leap”
2pm - American Experience: Chasing the Moon – Preview of “Saving 1968”

Saturday, July 20
10:30am - “NOVA: Black Hole, Part 1”
11:45am - “NOVA: Black Hole, Part 2”
1pm - “NOVA: Black Hole, Part 1”
2:15pm - “NOVA: Black Hole Part 2”