Read an excerpt from Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise that Launched America into the Space Program, by Robert Stone and Alan Andres, out June 4, 2019 from Ballantine Books.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
The writer travels to a Florida lumber camp in search of “that which the soul lives by.”
Indigenous stories from the Everglades.
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Join American Experience and PBS to relive the journey that defined a generation.
Scott Carpenter was both a NASA astronaut and an aquanaut with the U.S. Navy.
The Okeechobee Hurricane claimed one of the highest death tolls of any natural disasters in American history.
A reporter for The Miami Herald, Marjory Stoneman Douglas advocated for conservation.
Hamilton Disston visioned the Everglades into dry land for cultivation.
"I can confidently tell my guardian angel that my life is CAVU; and it will be until the day I die," George H.W. Bush.