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

January 09, 2007
 
Dark Side of the Moon book cover

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. Was the lunar landing big as big a leap for mankind as Armstrong suggested? On this Focus program, David Inge interviews 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.