Broadcast 3336 Hotel Mars with Dr. Roger Launius

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Roger Launius, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Apollo era and now plus "Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings" written by our guest You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Roger Launius to talk about his new book, "Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings."  Other topics included Apollo era comparisons to today with our new effort to return to the Moon.  Roger addressed our being far more capable today then we were in the 1960's but without congressional leadership, public support, and public money, returning to the Moon may not be possible.  The same for eventually getting humans to Mars.  Roger talked about the new private space business, the space billionaires and their capabilities to do the Moon without government.  He thought government funding was essential and that the privates could not do it alone.  Public opinion then was compared to today, especially given the recent poll the three of us discussed during this one segment ten minute program.  Other topics came up that were relevant to lessons learned from Apollo our modern day efforts to return to the Moon. 

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03 Jul 2019 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Roger Launius
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