It's been 50 years since astronauts first walked on the moon during NASA's historic Apollo 11 mission, yet the feat still resonates as one of the most pivotal milestones in human history. But how did Apollo work at all?
Astrophysicist Paul Sutter of "Ask a Spaceman" has the answers. In our "Science of Apollo" series, Sutter breaks down what we know about the moon, the physics behind the Apollo voyages to the moon and exactly how mighty the mighty Saturn V moon rocket actually was.
Check out the first four episodes here to celebrate the Apollo 11 moon landing. Two more episodes will follow next week!
Episode 1: How Did the Moon Form? (opens in new tab)
Episode 2: NASA's Mighty Saturn V Rocket Explained (opens in new tab)
Episode 3: Getting to the Moon and Back! (opens in new tab)
Episode 4: Beware, the Vacuum of Space (opens in new tab)
Episode 5: The Spacesuits of Apollo (opens in new tab)
Episode 6: Moon Rocks Rock! (opens in new tab)
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