'For All Mankind' Reimagines the Space Race with Women Going to the Moon

Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 3:59PM
Thursday, 26 September 2019 - 3:59PM
'For All Mankind' Reimagines the Space Race with Women Going to the Moon
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The Apollo 11 moon landing did more than just get Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin a chance to look at our favorite space rock up close: it also secured a legacy of technological and scientific progress in America, marking us as explorers, innovators, and history-makers. But what if we hadn't gotten to the moon first? What if we had been beaten there by the Soviets? Before you answer, keep in mind that the Vietnam war was still in full swing in 1969: beating the Russians in the space race was, to some degree, not only a triumph for us scientifically, it was also represented a victory for democracy over communism. 


Apple TV is exploring that alternative history in "For All Mankind," an upcoming miniseries that has the Soviets landing on the moon before us and a response that involves sending a team of female astronauts – including (as far as we can tell) Wrenn SchmidtSarah JonesShantel VanSanten, and Jodi Balfour – to become the first women on the moon.


The ten-episode miniseries premieres on November 1 on Apple TV+.

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