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Past as Prologue: Humans in Space

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From 1969 to 1972, NASA landed 6 human missions on the moon – and then just as fast as things had gotten started… they stopped.  We haven’t been back there since.  But it looks like that’s about to change. We’re going to look at who’s likely to get us there again, and beyond. Guest host Aaron Henkin speaks with Oliver Morton.  He’s a senior editor at The Economist, and author of ‘The Moon: A History for the Future.’  Mr. Morton joins us from the studios of the BBC in London.

Christian Davenport is a reporter covering the defense and space industries for the Washington Post and the author of a 2018 book titled: The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos. He joins us from a studio at The Post.

Aaron creates and produces original radio programs and podcasts for WYPR. His current project is The Maryland Curiosity Bureau. Aaron's neighborhood documentary series, Out of the Blocks, earned the 2018 national Edward R Murrow Award. His past work includes the long-running weekly cultural program, The Signal, and the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings series, Tapestry of the Times. Aaron's stories have aired nationally on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.