Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 27 June 2007
DURATION | 27 minutes 20 seconds
Former NASA astronaut Jeff Hoffman concludes his investigation into the potential competitors in the new 'space race', as China, India and Japan join the USA in making plans to get man back to the moon by the year 2020. Though some might question the need to return to the moon, scientists across the globe have a wide variety of reasons for wanting access to our celestial neighbour. But will the next lunar mission be for scientific benefit, or just a game of international one-upmanship?
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who discusses his aspirations for India to become the next space nation, was one of the most popular presidents in India's history. Known as 'the people's president', he was praised for his inspirational use of technology to improve the wellbeing of his people, particularly in the area of health care.
The image above shows the logo of ISRO, the Indian Space Research Organisation.
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Michael Portillo revisits the race to the moon.
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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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