Will astronauts ever return to the moon? Will they venture beyond our own system to other planets? This morning on Focus, we'll discuss Space Shuttle design, interplanetary travel, and Mars missions with former NASA engineer Robert Zubrin, worked on the design of advanced space transportation and propulsion as well as the development of strategies for the exploration of Mars during his time with the space agency.
In less than fifty years, what was once an open and joyous quest to learn the secrets of the atom became a sprint to develop the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. This morning on Focus we'll talk with Diana Preston about her new book Before the Fallout, which covers the period of history between the discovery of radium in 1898 and the detonation of the first atomic bomb.