Planetary Radio • Aug 02, 2019

Space Policy Edition: The Home Front During Apollo (with Emily Margolis)

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Emily Margolis

Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow for American Philosophical Society

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Casey Dreier

Chief of Space Policy for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society

Did the public support Project Apollo? Dr. Emily Margolis joins the show to explore the domestic politics and cultural impact of the space age throughout the 1960s. Despite the success of the lunar landings, there was more opposition to Apollo than we generally remember. Chief Advocate Casey Dreier also provides an update on some important developments in the U.S. Congress on the eve of their August recess—including some potentially good budget news for NASA.

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Apollo 11 launch viewing Lady Bird Johnson, former President Lyndon Johnson and Vice President Spiro Agnew watching the Apollo 11 launch with others.