Book Discussion on Voices from the Moon

Andrew Chaikin talked about his book Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences (Viking Studio; May 14,… read more

Andrew Chaikin talked about his book Voices from the Moon: Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences (Viking Studio; May 14, 2009). He talked about the Apollo 11 moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, and placed it in historical and scientific perspective on the 40th anniversary. He also talked about current scientific moon missions. Mr. Chaikin described how the Apollo moon missions were history’s greatest technological achievements and a turning point in the evolution of the human species. Citing the significance of the first lunar landing, he discussed its impact on our culture, and how it changed our view of ourselves and our planet. Mr. Chaikin also showed photos of the Apollo 11 mission and took questions from members of the audience. 

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, which was basis for the Emmy-winning miniseries, “From the Earth to the Moon.” Mr. Chaikin has worked as an editor at Sky and Telescope magazine, Space Illustrated, and Popular Science.

“Evolution of Human Exploration: How Apollo Changed Our Concept of Our Place in the Universe” was a lecture at NASA Ames Research Center on July 9, 2009. close

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Book Discussion on Voices from the Moon

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Moffett Field, California, United States
First Aired:
Jul 19, 2009
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Jul 18, 2010

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  • Jul 19, 2009 | 4:19pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 17, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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  • Jul 18, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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