40 years after Apollo 11
Did sending astronauts to the moon serve any practical purpose? What has NASA done right and wrong since the first lunar landing in 1969? Bill Nye "the Science Guy" and Michael Potter, director of the documentary film "Orphans of Apollo," discuss the future of space exploration.
12:20 PM PDT, July 24, 2009
Today's topic: What's the purpose of going back to the moon and eventually to Mars? Does NASA have its priorities straight on space travel? How much will the private sector play a role in the future of space exploration?
11:57 AM PDT, July 23, 2009
Today's topic: What has NASA done right since Apollo? Where has it erred? Are there other space programs in the world that perform certain functions better than NASA?
11:18 AM PDT, July 22, 2009
Today's topic: Many regard the Apollo program as the high watermark of American space exploration. Are they correct? Was sending a man to the moon mostly about national pride, or were there more practical purposes?
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