Washington Goes to the Moon, Part 1

Washington Goes to the Moon, Part 1

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 8:00pm

Courtesy of PRX

This two part series examine the behind the scenes, public policy stories leading up to and following Apollo 11's flight to the moon. 
Part 1 looks at the battle to keep the Apollo space program funded and on deadline. It tells, among other stories: -Within weeks after pledging to send a man to the moon, President Kennedy got cold feet and tried to get out the commitment by bringing the Soviets on-board. -Lyndon Johnson's budget director tried to scrap the goal of getting to the moon by 1969 in order to help Pres. Johnson pay for the Vietnam War

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and AM 1370 is proud to bring listeners a week of special programming to commemorate the anniversary, running Sunday, July 14 through Sunday, July 21.

Local support provided by: 

          The Village at Unity

The 50th Stratsenburgh Planetarium