Broadcast 902 (Special Edition)

The Space Foundation Conference

03 Mar 2008 Dr. Tahir Rahman
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Dr. Tahir Rahman was the guest for this Space Show program to discuss his new book, "We Came In Peace For All Mankind: The Untold Story of the Apollo 11 Silicon Disc." Please refer to Dr. Rahman's website for more information about his book and this interesting topic. This is a meticulously researched book on the subject of the goodwill silicon message disc which the Apollo 11 astronauts left on the moon. Dr. Rahman took us through many of the special goodwill messages that were on the disc, all of which are detailed in his book. Listeners commented on the absence of several nations and the messages of several other nations that did submit a message. Another listener commented on how many countries have changed their direction since Apollo 11, not just their government. Yet another listener suggested how messages today would be different from those of the late 1960s. I am sure you will find this discussion interesting, unique, and valuable. Tahir, as a practicing psychiatrist, was asked about lessons learned from this disc for the present and the future regarding our space development and exploration programs. You will want to hear what he says about it. Several other space behavioral issues came up during the show, even those which are seemingly unrelated to his book. His book is a beautiful and well-researched book with outstanding color plates, not only from Apollo 11, but of the messages from the different nations. Many, like the one from Thailand and the one from the Vatican, are a work of art and you have to see what they look like in their original form. Tahir's book does this, it shows us the messages in their original form. During the show, Dr. Rahman explains how he was able to do this and the tools he used to capture their original image. You do not want to miss this program. His book is widely available, especially with the online stores such as Amazon and B&N Online. If you have questions or comments for Dr. Tahir Rahman, please contact him using the email address on the website,, or you can send them to me at and I will forward them to Dr. Rahman.



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