Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest

January 09, 2007

The massive moon craze of the 1960s was sold on a promise of a positive influence on the economy, on politics, and on American culture. It certainly made a considerable cultural impact at the time, but since that first step the American space program has been as barren as the satellite it landed on. Today on Focus, professor of modern history Gerard DeGroot joins us to discuss whether it was as big a leap for mankind as Armstrong suggested.

Guest: Gerard J. DeGroot (Professor of Modern History, University of St. Andrews; author of Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest)