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Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard was America's first man in space in 1961; the voyage covered 302 miles and lasted 15 minutes. Ten years later with Apollo 14, he made it to the moon, playing golf on the moon's surface.

26:15

The Future of Space Travel.

Barbara Bogaev interviews astronomer and writer Donald Goldsmith about the future of space travel. He was the consultant to the PBS documentary film "Voyage to the Milky Way" (TV/Books) and is the author of the companion book.

20:49

Tom Hanks and Andrew Chalkin Go "From the Earth to the Moon'

Actor, director and producer Tom Hanks and writer Andrew Chaikin collaborated on the HBO mini-series "From Earth to the Moon" which ran in April and has been nominated for seventeen Emmys. Hanks was the executive producer for the project. Chaikin, a consultant on the series, wrote the book "A Man on the Moon" which the program is largely based on. Hanks also starred in the film "Apollo 13." He received Academy Awards for his roles in "Forrest Gump," and "Philadelphia." (REBROADCAST from 4/2/98)

45:15

"From the Earth to the Moon."

Actor, director and producer Tom Hanks and writer Andrew Chaikin talk with Terry Gross about HBO's 12 part mini-series "From Earth to the Moon" which begins this Sunday. Hanks was the executive producer for the project. Chaikin, a consultant on the series, wrote the book "A Man on the Moon" which program is largely based on. Hanks also starred in the film "Apollo 13". Hanks received Academy Awards for his roles in "Forrest Gump," and "Philadelphia."

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The History of the United States's Space Program.

Astronaut Michael Collins. He controlled the Apollo 11 command module that circled the moon while Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on its' surface. Collins has written a history of the space program titled Liftoff.

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