By Nick Romano
March 19, 2016 at 04:27 PM EDT

Moon Shot: The Inside Story of America's Race to the Moon

Moon Shot, a nine-part docuseries from J.J. Abrams‘ Bad Robot production company, made its debut during the SXSW Film Festival and now it’s available to watch online. 

Oscar-nominated director Orlando von Einsiedel (Virunga) helms the project, which focuses on those after the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, which aims to incentivize the next generation of scientists to establish affordable access to the moon and beyond. Abrams serves as executive producer. 

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Episode 1, available on YouTube and shown in the video above, follows Red Whittaker. The roboticist is described as a “professor who splits his time between teaching future engineers at Carnegie Mellon and owning/operating a working cattle farm in rural Pennsylvania.” Whittaker believes robots are the best solution to explore the harsher environments in space. 

Moon Shot, each part as its own short film, will continue to explore the lives of these members and their sacrifices. 

You can watch the rest of the series’ episodes here

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