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American Chronicles: Exploring Space

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American Chronicles: Exploring Space

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  • NPR takes listeners to the moon, the stars, and beyond in this collection that explores human achievements in space.

    From the competitive spirit ignited by Sputnik to the tragedies and triumphs of the Apollo missions, from the technological leap forward created by the Space Shuttle to the global cooperation forged by the International Space Station and beyond, NPR examines the inspirational story of modern space exploration and the extraordinary individuals who made it possible. Featuring in-depth profiles of landmark missions, along with interviews and commentary from voices that have lived the dream, including astronauts John Glenn, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, Frank Borman, Bernard Harris, Sallie Ride, and many more.
    Host JOE PALCA is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics—everything from biomedical research to astronomy. In addition to his science reporting, Palca occasionally fills in as guest host on Science Friday with Ira Flatow. He is the co-author of Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us.

  • 1. Introduction by Joe Palca
    2. So You Want to Be an Astronaut
    3. A History of Manned Space Travel
    4. Sputnik, Space Race Mirror a Personal Journey
    5. Legacy of Space Race on U.S. Education
    6. Space Race Permeated Pop Culture
    7. Khrushchev, Schorr Look Back on Sputnik
    8. Sputnik in Space and Song
    9. Explorer I, America’s Answer to Sputnik
    10. John Glenn, a Hero Well Before Orbiting Earth
    11. John Glenn on 50 Years Since His First Orbit
    12. The Mercury 13: Training U.S. Women for Space
    13. NASA’s Longest Serving Astronaut Retires
    14. Apollo 8 Moon Mission Still Awes
    15. Early Days of NASA
    16. Reflections on the Apollo I Disaster
    17. Apollo 11 Moon Landing
    18. Houston, We Erased the Apollo 11 Tapes
    19. Apollo 15: The First Space Walk
    20. Apollo 17 Lands on the Moon
    21. Mr. Rogers and Apollo 15
    22. One Small Town’s Big Role in the Apollo Missions
    23. A Small Step to the Moon, Giant Leap to Mars
    24. Introducing the Space Shuttle
    25. The First Space Shuttle Lifts Off
    26. For Bernard Harris, More than “One Small Step for Man”
    27. Challenger Disaster
    28. Eileen Collins, Shuttle Commander, Inspires
    29. Woman Astronaut Sally Ride
    30. Columbia Disaster
    31. Shuttle Legacy: Grand, Though Not What Was Planned
    32. Curiosity Is on Mars, Now What?
    33. Aboard the Space Station, It’s a Beautiful World
    34. Last Hubble Repair Mission
    35. Space Station’s Best Days Are Still Ahead
    36. Vacation in Space? Possible . . . For the Rich
    37. Virtual Space Elevator

  • ISBN-13: 9781622311927

    Format: CD

    Publisher:HighBridge Company

    Publication date: 07/30/2013

    Unabridged, 3 hours