Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Space Race 2.0

It’s goodnight moon from President Obama, as he calls for canceling the program that would return astronauts to the moon by 2020. We’ll hear from the private sector, which might win in this deal, and consider whether we should really replace human explorers with robots.

Plus, if we can’t fly you to the moon, would you settle for a few acres and a deed? Meet the man who claims to have property on the moon – but will it hold up in court?

Wernher von Braun was one of America’s premier rocket engineers and, a new book contends, an enthusiastic supporter of the Nazi party. Find out what the U.S. space program was willing to ignore for the prize of beating the Russians to the moon.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1 - Phil Chapman
Part 2 - Burt Rutan
Part 3 - Steven Weinberg
Part 4 - Steven Durst
Part 5 - Frans von der Dunk
Part 6 - Wayne Biddle