Apollo 11 Launches Into 'America's Got Talent' This Week! (Exclusive Clip)

Watch out, "America's Got Talent." Apollo 11 is launching onto your stage. 

As the world celebrates the 50th anniversary of NASA's historic moon landing mission, the event perhaps one of the most iconic displays of U.S. talent in history — will land on the NBC talent show Tuesday night (July 23). You can see an exclusive sneak peek at the episode above, courtesy of NBC. 

During Tuesday night's episode, light projection artist Alex Dowis of Light Art Show will recreate the launch of Apollo 11 set to music and President John F. Kennedy's historic "We choose to go to the moon" speech in a bid to impress the "America's Got Talent" judges. Former NBA basketball star Dwayne Wade will join the regular crew as a guest judge.

"Oh my gosh, is that J.F.K.?" an awed Gabrielle Union (actor and judge) asks fellow judge Howie Mandel. Yup, Mandel answers. 

While we can't tell you how Dowis' performance will do, it does look pretty spectacular. But based on this clip, we're not sure it's enough to impress Simon Cowell. 

You can catch the Apollo 11 edition of "America's Got Talent" on NBC Tuesday, July 23, at 8 p.m. EDT/PDT.

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Tariq Malik

Tariq is the Editor-in-Chief of Space.com and joined the team in 2001, first as an intern and staff writer, and later as an editor. He covers human spaceflight, exploration and space science, as well as skywatching and entertainment. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009 and Editor-in-Chief in 2019. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times covering education and city beats in La Habra, Fullerton and Huntington Beach. In October 2022, Tariq received the Harry Kolcum Award for excellence in space reporting from the National Space Club Florida Committee. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit badge) and went to Space Camp four times as a kid and a fifth time as an adult. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. You can find Tariq at Space.com and as the co-host to the This Week In Space podcast with space historian Rod Pyle on the TWiT network. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Twitter @tariqjmalik.