Smithsonian Channel announced plans today for a multiplatform celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969.
One of the highlights will be the one-hour documentary “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” which “relives those iconic 24 hours through the surprising revelations of the men and women who were there and those impacted across the globe,” the channel says in today’s announcement.
The documentary special bows Sunday, July 7.
Also on tap is the six-part series “Apollo’s Moon Shot,” which revisits the effort through exclusive artifacts, premiering Sunday, June 16.
The channel also announced a companion augmented reality app that will enable users to “step onto the moon, tackle Apollo challenges and share their adventures,” the channel said. The app will be available this June.