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You Are Here: September 2, 2012
Just weeks after the Mars Rover landing and Neil Armstrong’s death, we’re dedicating an hour to the galactic era. Space exploration seems to be expanding from mere scientific purposes to creating infrastructures in space. Our reporters bring the possibility of living on another planet to fruition, by speaking with science fiction writers and astrophysicists. We explore the new and innovative ideas in the realm of space tourism, including who’s who in the commercial spacecraft industry and where tourists are heading in space. One reporter then discusses space as the common heritage of mankind, and the dangers which come from shared ownership. To close the show, we sit down with the author of Neil Armstrong’s biography, who talks to us about the man behind the spacesuit.
In this hour of You Are Here, we find out about space — what it would be like to live there, how we might travel there, and who would own it.
In the first of three sections, we look at the idea of living in space permanently, talking to space experts and science fiction writers to get an idea of what it would be like to live away from planet Earth. (Reporter Dillon Rand)
In the second section of ‘Living in Space’, we find out what we would need to make space habitable. (Reporters Dillon Rand and Kyna Doles)
In the third second of ‘Living in Space’, we talk to experts that tell us hypothesize about what might find in the great beyond. (Reporters Dillon Rand and Kyna Doles)
We find out about the new and innovative ideas in the realm of space tourism from a galactic yacht to a an airline offering suborbital spaceflights. (Producer Kathryn Barnes)
We ask the question, ‘who owns space?’, and discover the meaning of space as the common heritage of mankind. (Reporter Brendan Mattox)
We speak with James Hansen, the head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and author of “Fist Man: The Life of Neil Armstrong”. (Reporter Dillon Rand)
Producer Kathryn Barnes