The future of the space program, 50 years after JFK
In May 1961, President Kennedy asked a joint session of Congress to put a man on the moon within the decade, and return him safely to earth. The final space shuttle launches in a few weeks. What have we learned from these explorations?
- Robert Pepin: Emeritus professor of physics and astronomy, University of Minnesota. Director of the Institute of Technology Honors Program for more than 20 years. NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. Chair or member of 12 NASA committees 1974-2008. Director of the Lunar Science Institute in Houston 1974-77. Asteroid "robertpepin", 2002.
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