To commemorate this event, this song cycle highlights some of the big moments in the early years of space exploration.
- Gagarin (Beyond Blue Sky) - in 1961 the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first person to leave Earth's atmosphere and orbit the planet.
- Space Race (To Every Question) - in 1962 President Kennedy announced the goal to land a man on the moon by the end of the decade.
- The Children of the World (July 1969) - the moon landing and its profound effect on the imaginations of children around the world.
- Apollo 11 (Homecoming) - the goal had been achieved, now for the tense drama of returning the three astronauts home safely.