• Astronaut's View of Earth

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Program 571: Pluto; One Giant Leap; Astronaut's View

Release Date: 07-20-2019

Description

Space journalist Charles Fishman tells us how the Apollo 11 moonwalk became reality. Then Alan Stern, the head of NASA's New Horizons mission, tells us about their probe's fly-by of Pluto earlier this year. And astronaut Chris Hadfield describes the views of Earth from the International Space Station.

Guests

  • Planetary scientist Alan Stern, lead for NASA's New Horizons project, and co-author of "Chasing New Horizons" (Picador)
  • Journalist Charles Fishman, author of "One Giant Leap" (Simon and Schuster)
  • Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Commander of International Space Station Expedition 35, and author of "You Are Here" and "An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth" (Little, Brown and Co.)
  • Gene Openshaw, co-author of "Rick Steves Europe 101"

Additional Info

Program Extras

More with Charles Fishman - What does the moon smell like? In the research Charles Fishman did to learn about the intricacies of the Apollo 11 mission for his book "One Giant Leap," he found out what the astronauts reported the moon dust smelled like. And how a roll of duct tape came to the rescue on the moon. (runs 8:31)