Book Discussion on A Passion for Mars

Andrew Chaikin talked about his book, A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet, published by Abrams. He talked about… read more

Andrew Chaikin talked about his book, A Passion for Mars: Intrepid Explorers of the Red Planet, published by Abrams. He talked about the history of Mars exploration starting with the end of the 19th century up to the present day. He also talked about the myths and theories that have surrounded Mars and how they changed as space exploration became more advanced. Mr. Chaikin showed photos of Mars during the presentation, and then, he responded to audience members' question.

Andrew Chaikin, former advisor to NASA and a commentator for NPR’s “Morning Edition,” is the author of A Man on the Moon: The Triumphant Story of the Apollo Space Program. Mr. Chaikin has worked as an editor at Sky and Telescope magazine and Popular Science. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on A Passion for Mars

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Manchester Center, Vermont, United States
First Aired:
Dec 20, 2008
Last Aired:
Feb 21, 2010

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  • Dec 20, 2008 | 2:42pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 01, 2009 | 4:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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