The Man Who Shot at the Moon

Michael Charlton, James Burke and Patrick Moore pose questions to Dr Thomas Paine, who explains the reasons behind his controversial resignation from Nasa and discusses the future of the US space program.

Thomas Paine resigned from Nasa on 15 September 1970, taking up the position of vice president at General Electric, where he had worked for almost 20 years prior to joining the agency. In the mid-1980s, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to chair the National Commission on Space, which was tasked with shaping the future of Nasa's space exploration program.

↗ Originally broadcast 27 September 1970.

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