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The 50th Anniversary Of The Moon Landing

The deployment of the early Apollo scientific experiments package is photographed by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong during the Apollo 11 EVA.
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The deployment of the early Apollo scientific experiments package is photographed by astronaut Neil A. Armstrong during the Apollo 11 EVA.

July 20 is the 50th Anniversary of the first human to set foot on the moon.

The auspicious occasion was witnessed around the world, eight years after President John F. Kennedy made his pitch to Congress for funding. 

Today on All Sides, the ongoing significance of the first moon landing.  

Guests:

  • David Aguilar, Naturalist, astronomer, artist, Former Director of Science Information for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, author, "Luna: The Science and Stories of Our Moon"
  • Charles Fishman, journalist, author, "One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon"
  • Rachel Barber, chair/facilitator, 2019 Celebation Committee 

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