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During World War II, German scientists created the first missile capable of reaching space, and it became the catalyst for humanity's venture into the unknown.

To celebrate NASA’s 60th birthday, starting October 20th, Seeker is going back in time to relive each Apollo mission. Watch the trailer here! https://bit.ly/2pNh1AE

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The path to the moon traced a dangerous line of risk and reward. In a race against time, the Apollo Program challenged our scientific capabilities and redefined the boundaries of humanity. To celebrate NASA’s 60 years of exploration, Seeker is going back in time to relive each Apollo mission, taking viewers on a ride to an entirely new world.

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