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Race to the Moon

Only Available in Archive Formats.
Race to the Moon

Race to the Moon

Race to the Moon

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: CHRIS KRAFT Author, Flight: My Life in Mission Control (2001, Dutton) First Flight Director Former Director, Johnson Space Center (1972 to 1982), NASA Houston, Texas ART GREEN Former Branch Chief, Timing Systems and Photographic Services (1962 to 1985), NASA Merritt Island, Florida JOHN LOGSDON Director, Space Policy Institute Professor, Political Science and International Affairs Director, Center for International Science and Technology Policy George Washington University Washington, DC Forty years ago, Friday, President Kennedy announced the goal of landing a man on the moon—and bringing him safely back to Earth—before the end of the 1960s. In this hour, we'll take a look back at NASA's efforts to get to the moon, and at the Cold War mentality driving the Apollo program.