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NPR American Chronicles: Exploring Space


Narrator Joe Palca

Publisher: HighBridge Audio

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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, Bernard Harris, Sally Ride, and many more. 
Contents:Introduction by Joe PalcaSo You Want to Be an AstronautA History of Manned Space TravelSputnik, Space Race Mirror a Personal JourneyLegacy of Space Race on U.S. EducationSpace Race Permeated Pop CultureKhrushchev, Schorr Look Back on SputnikSputnik in Space and SongExplorer I, America’s Answer to SputnikJohn Glenn, a Hero Well Before Orbiting EarthJohn Glenn on 50 Years Since His First OrbitThe Mercury 13: Training U.S. Women for SpaceNASA’s Longest Serving Astronaut RetiresApollo 8 Moon Mission Still AwesEarly Days of NASAReflections on the Apollo I DisasterApollo 11 Moon LandingHouston, We Erased the Apollo 11 TapesApollo 15: The First Space WalkApollo 17 Lands on the MoonMr. Rogers and Apollo 15One Small Town’s Big Role in the Apollo MissionsA Small Step to the Moon, Giant Leap to MarsIntroducing the Space ShuttleThe First Space Shuttle Lifts OffFor Bernard Harris, More than “One Small Step for Man”Challenger DisasterEileen Collins, Shuttle Commander, InspiresWoman Astronaut Sally RideColumbia DisasterShuttle Legacy: Grand, Though Not What Was PlannedCuriosity Is on Mars, Now What?Aboard the Space Station, It’s a Beautiful WorldLast Hubble Repair MissionSpace Station’s Best Days Are Still AheadVacation in Space? Possible . . . For the RichVirtual Space Elevator
Duration: about 3 hours (03:27:09)
Publishing date: 2013-08-06; Unabridged; Copyright Year: 2013. Copyright Statment: —