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Moonrise

You’ve heard about how we landed on the moon, now find out why we went there. From backroom politics to science fiction, this special podcast explores the fascinating story behind America's journey away from Earth.

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      Episode 1: The Dark Moon

      Episode 1: The Dark Moon

      Apollo 11 lifts off from Earth, fulfilling but also waking us from a longtime science-fiction dream. In the finale of “Moonrise,” we find ourselves …

      Episode 3: The Beyond

      Episode 3: The Beyond

      Lyndon Johnson takes over the presidency following John F. Kennedy’s assassination, while rocketeer Sergei Korolev watches his fate rise and fall in …

      Episode 7: SPUTNIK!

      Episode 7: SPUTNIK!

      A top-secret memo in the Eisenhower administration. A plan to make space the new military high ground. And a Soviet beep heard from above. In the …

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