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Destination Moon (Radio)

Airs Friday, July 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. on KPBS Radio

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (pictured with U.S. flag) se...

Credit: Courtesy of NASA

Above: On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (pictured with U.S. flag) set foot on the moon. On this special episode of THE PULSE, we will explore the science that got us to the moon, the politics that push space exploration, and our relationship with the moon.

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On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. They had reached the distant light that humans had admired and looked up to for thousands of years.

It was a mission with hundreds of dedicated minds behind it. A dangerous and ambitious mission, that could have failed at many moments.

On this special episode of THE PULSE, we will explore the science that got us to the moon, the politics that push space exploration, and our relationship with the moon.

Also - how people around the country remember and celebrated the moon landing.

Photo credit: Courtesy of NASA

The Apollo 11 crewmen, still under a 21-day quarantine, are greeted by their wives. Looking through the window of a Mobile Quarantine Facility are (left to right) astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and Michael Collins. The wives are (left to right) Mrs. Pat Collins, Mrs. Jan Armstrong, and Mrs. Joan Aldrin. July 27, 1969.

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