The Dirty Secrets About Recycling, Apollo 8: The Most Daring of the Moon Missions

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 875

  • Aug 10, 2018 9:00 pm
  • 1:44:22 mins

The Dirty Secret About Recycling Guests: Kate O’Neill, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management, University of California, Berkeley; Bill Rudy, Recycling and Solid Waste Supervisor, Brigham Young University The campaign to ban plastic straws is in full gear. But plastic straws are only a tiny part of the problem. While most people now seem happy to toss bottles in the blue bin, no one seems really sure where it goes from there. What do we know about our plastic waste? And how much of what we think we know is wrong? Apollo 8: The Most Daring of the Moon Missions Guest: Robert Kurson, Author, “Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man’s First Journey to the Moon” Eight years ago, astronaut Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” on the surface of the Moon. In that thrilling, televised moment, Armstrong became a household name. But years later he would tell an interviewer that his mission to the moon was not the most daring. Rather, that mission had come six months earlier and was, as Armstrong said, “an enormously bold decision.” Others at NASA would call it the riskiest and most thrilling of all the Apollo missions. What is the overlooked story of Apollo 8?

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