PBS Premiere: Sept. 22, 2009Check local listings »

Synopsis

Filmmaker Stewart Copeland explores his feelings about his mother by focusing on a key moment in her life — when she led her eighth grade students in their project contacting astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The project was successful, and the students' conversation with the astronauts was recorded. It survives as documentation of Copeland's mother and the moment is now remembered as a great one in her life. In rediscovering this personal footnote in history, Copeland expresses his love and admiration for his late mother.