CBC Television Network

Conquest of Space

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1969

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday nights from July 27 to August 31, 1969.

Shortly after the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, [July 20, 1969], this five part series made its debut. It took a look at space travel beginning with the launch of Sputnik in 1957 and it featured interviews with aerospace engineers and scientists. Most of the footage was collected from NASA, the Soviet Union, Great Britain and France. Segments were titled Sounds of Silence, The Other Side of the Sky, The High Frontier, A Star to Steer Her By and Childhood’s End. Conquest of Space was produced in Ottawa.

Host: Percy Saltzman

Announcer: Bill Kehoe

Writer: Noel Moore

Editor: Robert Murphy

Producer: Rod Holmes

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005