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During the Apollo 12 mission, astronaut Alan Bean holds a container of lunar soil. The astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, who took the photograph, is reflected in Bean's faceshield. Bean says he used to think that in his lifetime, we'd build a base on the moon and start preparing to travel to Mars. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

Forty-five years after man first walked on the moon, Alan Bean, who was part of the second lunar landing, talks to NPR's Arun Rath about his stormy launch and how he translates space travel into art.

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President Obama speaks in front of the Interstate 495 bridge near Wilmington, Del., on Thursday. Obama said he supports the temporary highway bill passed by the House last week — but he doesn't like it. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Kicking The Can Down The Road: A Habit That's Hard To Kick

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At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight

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Monty Python's Spamalot, musical play [Overture]
Etheric Device Glass Candy
Hit The Road Jack Ray Charles
Kururu "Sapo"/Rio Doktor Krapula Y Colectivo Jaguar Feat. Andrea Echeverri y Antombo de Profetas
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During the Apollo 12 mission, astronaut Alan Bean holds a container of lunar soil. The astronaut Charles "Pete" Conrad, who took the photograph, is reflected in Bean's faceshield. Bean says he used to think that in his lifetime, we'd build a base on the moon and start preparing to travel to Mars. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Astronaut Who Walked On The Moon: 'It Was Science Fiction To Us'

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George A. Romero says zombies are just the disaster in his films. "My stories are more about the humans," he explains. Romero's latest project is a comic book called Empire of the Dead. Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images hide caption

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The Secret Behind Romero's Scary Zombies: 'I Made Them The Neighbors'

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Milos Karadaglic's latest album, Aranjuez, released this July. Lars Borges/Mercury Classics hide caption

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A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain

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Danza Del Molinero Miloš Karadaglic
Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre (Part Three) Miloš Karadaglic