Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor Emeritus and founder, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University
Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moon. Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for the launch of OSIRIS-REx to asteroid Bennu. Bill Nye looks forward to the great North American total solar eclipse. What the current night sky offers, and a new space trivia contest make this week’s What’s Up segment shine.
Scale rendering of the Soviet LK moon lander next to the U.S. Lunar Module