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Space Program

Sputnik: The Shock of the Century

Guest: Paul Dickson.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched what would be the first man-made object to enter space. Today on Focus, we'll explore the dramatic history of Sputnik's launch, the instantaneous impact it made on the next decade to come, and the developments that brought America into the space race. Our guest will be writer Paul Dickson, author of Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.

Sputnik: The Shock of The Century

Guest: Paul Dickson.

On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched what would be the first man-made object to enter space. Today on Focus, we'll explore the dramatic history of Sputnik's launch, the instantaneous impact it made on the next decade to come, and the developments that brought America into the space race. Our guest will be writer Paul Dickson, author of Sputnik: The Shock of the Century.

The United States’ Space Program: What’s Next

Guest: Robert Zubrin.

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.

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