Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | Radio 4
FIRST BROADCAST | 08 August 1971
DURATION | 2 minutes 31 seconds
BBC science correspondent Reg Turnill delivers a brief report via telephone on Apollo 15's recent mission to the moon. He compares the mission's scientific discoveries with Charles Darwin's voyage on the 'Beagle' and discusses the so-called 'Genesis Rock', which it is believed might contain geological records of the moon's origins.
The retrieval of the sample of lunar crust labelled the 'Genesis Rock' is the defining achievement of the Apollo 15 mission. Found by James Irwin and David Scott, it is believed to date back to the time of the moon's creation - approximately four billion years ago - and possibly contains data about the formation of the Earth.
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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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