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One Small Step


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Fly Me to the Moon
"To all those who ever wished on the moon: sign up here"... the American airline Pan Am cashed in on Apollo moon fever with this 1969 advertisement, appealing to the dreams of ordinary people.
The response was staggering, with 93,000 would-be pioneers being put on the airline's waitinglist and being issued with a "First Moon Flights Club" card and membership number. One woman wanted to take her poodle, Charlie. Another wished to send her son-in-law on a one-way ticket. A father reserved additional seats to make allowances for his family's expansion. There were enquiries about window seats, discounts, ensuite hotel rooms on the moon and customs and immigration formalities.
Pan Am went into receivership in 1991 but many have hung on to their tickets.
This programme, the last in the One Small Step series, tracks down some of those hopefuls to find out whether, 25 years on, they're still moonstruck. Producer Lucy Blakstad
Executive producer Clare Paterson


Producer: Lucy Blakstad

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