Moon Landings | Looking back to NASA's Apollo lunar missions
CHANNEL | BBC 1
FIRST BROADCAST | 21 July 1969
DURATION | 3 minutes 11 seconds
As the Apollo astronauts head back home, scientists around the globe wait expectantly to begin examining samples of lunar soil and rock. Professor Samuel Tolansky is one of them and, as he explains to BBC News reporter Reg Turnill, he hopes that the specimens will help to corroborate his own theories about the origin of the moon. Before he can begin his experiments, however, NASA's own scientists will be screening the samples for any risk of space viruses.
Samuel Tolansky, Professor of Physics at Royal Holloway College, University of London, was also a principal investigator for the Apollo program. A crater situated near the Apollo 14 landing site was named after him.
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Is there life on the moon?
Reg Turnill explores NASA's quarantine facilities.
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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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