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Making the Giant Leap to the Moon, Again

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Making the Giant Leap to the Moon, Again

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Making the Giant Leap to the Moon, Again

Making the Giant Leap to the Moon, Again

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The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, slated for launch in two years, will look for landing sites in preparation for sending humans to the moon. Why do scientists spend so much time and effort studying the moon, and do humans really need to return there?

Guest:

David Paige, associate professor, planetary science, University of California, Los Angeles

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