To celebrate 50 years anniversary of Moon Landing, Sony BBC Earth enters a unique partnership with Nehru Science Centre

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To celebrate 50 years anniversary of Moon Landing, Sony BBC Earth enters a unique partnership with Nehru Science Centre

8 Days: To the Moon and Back’ will be the first series to premiere at NSC as part of the partnership

Picture shows: Apollo 11 leaving Earth orbit for the 239,000 mile, 2 day journey to the Moon. (Artist’s impression)

National:50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, millions of people around the world witnessed a trio of astronauts – Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collin – create history, as they became the first men to step on the moon. Sony BBC Earth, India’s premium infotainment channel, will celebrate this historical milestone by premiering the docu-series ‘8 Days: To the Moon and Back’ as part of the partnership with India’s largest interactive science centre – Nehru Science Centre.

Eight days, three hours, 18 minutes, 35 seconds – that’s the total duration of one of the most dangerous and magnificent space missions – Apollo 11. The docu-series uses cutting-edge digital effects and dramatized performances to create a stunning 21st century visual journey. Students from various schools in Mumbai will get to witness this grand visual spectacle at Nehru Science Centre and hear the original and candid cockpit audio files from fifty years ago!

Viewers of Sony BBC Earth too are in for a treat as they get to watch a specially curated line-up of 3 shows on July 20. In addition to ‘8 Days: To the Moon and Back’, there’s ‘21st Century Race for Space’ which explores the past, present and future of space flight as the team meets the key players from NASA and leading private space companies and ‘Wonders of the Moon’ which explores a stunning medley of lunar delights from across the globe.
~Tune in to Sony BBC Earth on July 20th to know why the world is excited to know what happened 50 years ago~

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Comments:
Rohan Jain, Marketing Head, English Cluster, Sony Pictures Networks India
“Our aim is to bring content that is not only relevant and informative but also very entertaining for the viewers. Apollo 11 was a dream mission for humanity and we are proud to celebrate the 50th anniversary by showcasing our content strength. Sony BBC Earth’s first-of-a-kind association with Nehru Science Centre is another strategic step in engaging with the viewers by recreating the experience for them on the big screen”.
Shiv Prasad Khenned, Director at Nehru Science Center
“To commemorate the monumental achievement of Neil Armstrong’s small step on moon, 50 years ago, the Nehru Science Centre is privileged to partner with Sony BBC Earth to film the historic BBC documentary “Eight Days to the Moon and Back”, which presents, with original archival footings and voices of the astronauts, the triumphs and tribulations that went into making the Apollo 11 mission a grand success. I am sure this film will excite the young minds and will immensely motivate them”.

Sony BBC Earth:
Sony BBC Earth is a premium factual entertainment channel by MSM Worldwide Factual Media – a Joint venture between Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) and BBC Worldwide.

Sony BBC Earth is home to BBC’s award-winning factual programs and work of some of the world’s foremost factual film makers. Rooted in the philosophy of ‘Feel Alive’, the channel promises grand visual spectacle, positive insightful storytelling and a new perspective to knowledge and entertainment.

The channel has diverse content offering ranging from for fun, insightful science, nature and wildlife to adventure and human interest stories with shows like Blue Planet II, Dynasties, Trust Me I’m a Doctor, Rick Stein’s India, Bang Goes the Theory, Deadly 60, Planet Earth II, Fishing Impossible, Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle etc.

The channel is broadcast in SD & HD and available in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu across India.
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