Friday, September 7, 2012 6:44am
One hundred years ago, the first humans reached the South Pole of this planet. More than 40 years ago, man first walked on the moon. When will our species first set foot to explore the planet Mars? Kevin Fong seeks a likely launch date. He asks who will get us there and why we really need to explore the Red Planet. Among others, Kevin talks to Elon Musk, founder of the rocket company SpaceX. The commercial space pioneer claims that he has worked out to take humans to Mars for US$500,000 per passenger with a new kind of reusable spacecraft.
Friday, August 31, 2012 1:32pm
100 years ago, Scott reached the South Pole. 50 years later, the first geologist briefly walked on the Moon. Kevin Fong asks if why we might want to return to the lunar surface and what will get us. He talks to that first lunar geologist of Apollo 17, Harrison Schmitt and NASA’s Chief Administrator Charles Bolden, among others.
Friday, August 17, 2012 1:32pm
One hundred years ago, Robert Scott's bid to lead the first expedition to reach the South Pole may have ended in tragic failure but Kevin Fong argues the scientific discoveries were much more important than who won the polar race.