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“Truer, but also darker.” This is the real origin story behind America’s decision to go to the moon. The story we learn starts with Sputnik, then President Kennedy’s challenge, and ends with triumph: an American flag on the lunar surface. But in the ...Show More


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39:19 | Aug 13th, 2019

A Russian rocket dreamer is sent to a Siberian prison. And the road to redemption stretches more than 5,000 miles. On this episode of "Moonrise," a look at the maestro behind the Soviet space effort.
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This podcast is really going deep on the birth and evolution of the space race. This has been my favorite episode so far.

49:36 | Sep 17th, 2019

Congress investigates the Sputnik launch. Lyndon Johnson seizes the spotlight. And President Eisenhower gets backed into a corner. In the seventh chapter of “Moonrise,” space gets political.
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This podcast decided to go the long route to put into context the Space Program. And it has payed off. Everybody always points out to Kenned...Show More

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