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Adam Walton discusses the legacy of Neil Armstrong and the Apollo astronauts, and looks to the future of manned spaceflight and robotic space exploration.

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30 minutes

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Sun 9 Sep 2012 06:30

Manned Spaceflight

Adam Walton exlpores the legacy of astronaut Neil Armstrong, who died recently at the age of 82, and the future of manned spaceflight. Since the end of the Apollo moon missions forty years ago in 1972, there have been many manned missions including the Space Shuttles, Russian Soyuz, China's Shenzhou programme and the establishment on the International Space Station, but we haven't travelled beyond Earth's orbit. Adam is joined by science journalist Leo Enright who has been covering man's endeavours in space since the Apollo era, and met Neil Armstrong on several occasions. Also, David Baker, former NASA scientist, now editor of Spaceflight magazine, and Chris Barber, founder of the Cardiff based International Space School Educational Trust. The progrmme looks back at the moon landings and looks forward to our next "giant  leap" into space.

NASA - Neil Armstrong memorial

BBC News - Neil Armstrong obituary

The British Interplanetary Society

The International Space School Educational Trust

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