Sidedoor: Space Jocks and Moon Rocks

When we first went to the moon in 1969, we were pretty confident it wasn’t actually made of cheese, but we really didn’t know much more. Fifty years later, many lunar mysteries remain.

Graphic for Sidedoor podcast 4.3 about Apollo 11

When NASA’s Apollo 11 mission sent the first astronauts to the moon 50 years ago, there were many things we didn’t know. Like whether the moon’s surface would turn out to be a field of quicksand, if space germs would infect the astronauts, or what exactly the moon was made of. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we join forces with the National Air and Space Museum’s podcast, AirSpace, to explore the mysteries of lunar science: what we didn’t know then, and what we still don’t know today.

Posted: 11 July 2019
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