Documentary SVOD service CuriosityStream is marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with the feature doc Return to the Moon and the anthology series New Moon Mondays.
On July 20, 1969, NASA’s Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land and walk on Earth’s moon. Return to the Moon (pictured) recounts that voyage while exploring current efforts to return to and even colonize the moon and explore beyond it.
Return to the Moon is co-produced by Flight 33 Productions. Louis Tarantino and Douglas Cohenare executive produce for Flight 33 Productions. For CuriosityStream, Steve Burns is chief content officer and Noah Morowitz is executive producer.
Meanwhile, New Moon Mondays offers weekly space documentaries, expert insights and analysis of the Apollo 11 mission, in partnership with Sugar Films and engineering firm Draper Labs’ wehackthemoon.com, including the premiere episode Hack the Moon: Unsung Heroes of Apollo, about the little-known stories of the engineers and scientists who made the first moon landing possible.
“The moon has recaptured the world’s attention and the golden anniversary of man’s first steps on it is the perfect opportunity to deliver new cutting-edge space and science content to our insatiably curious audience,” said CuriosityStream president and CEO Clint Stinchcomb, in a statement. “Return to the Moon and New Moon Mondays celebrate the groundbreaking heroes of 50 years ago alongside the bold pioneers and revolutionary technology of today that will take mankind into our universe and beyond.”
Return to the Moon premieres June 13 and New Moon Mondays on June 24, both exclusively on CuriosityStream.
Watch a trailer for Return to the Moon below:
(Photo courtesy of CuriosityStream)