Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 20 June 2007
DURATION | 27 minutes
With both Japan and China already boasting successful space programs and India actively pursuing the development of technology for space exploration, the next human to walk on the moon might well be neither American nor Russian. In the first of two programmes, former NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman looks at the possibility of a new 'space race' in the 21st Century, and speaks to some of the people who might help that dream become a reality.
Jeff Hoffman made five flights as a Space Shuttle astronaut, logging more than 1,200 hours and 21.5 million miles in space.
The image above shows Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi.
Man goes into space - next stop: the moon!
An astronomer states the case for putting telescopes on the moon.
Is there life on the moon?
Reg Turnill explores NASA's quarantine facilities.
What will the Apollo astronauts actually be doing on the moon?
Was the race to get man on the moon a waste of money?
A British scientist awaits samples of moon dust.
Remembering the moon landings and exploring the solar system.
An interview with former NASA chief Dr Thomas Paine.
Reg Turnill reports on Apollo 15's discovery of the 'Genesis Rock'.
A Christmas conversation about the moon.
How 13 women were blocked from joining NASA's space program.
Michael Portillo revisits the race to the moon.
Looking back to 20 July 1969.
Which will be the next nation to reach the moon?
Why should any nation need to go to the moon again?
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'The Sky at Night' with Eugene Cernan.
The artist astronaut of Apollo 12.
The Apollo 16 astronaut finds his way on the moon.
The scientist astronaut of Apollo 17.
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