it’s been 50 years since Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin took a giant leap in space exploration by setting foot on the
Moon. Now, NASA’s making plans to send people back there by 2024, paving the way for future exploration of Mars. But wait a minute! What’s so special about our Moon anyway? Hi, I’m Jim Green, NASA’s Chief Scientist.
In this season of NASA’s Gravity Assist podcast, we’ll be exploring the Moon as
we’ve never done before. We’ll look at its mysteries, its origins. Why do we even
have a Moon? Why are scientists so excited about getting samples and
bringing them back for analysis? Can we go and drink the water? It’s frozen in
those permanently shadowed craters in the North and South Poles. Some of the
world’s top experts on the Moon will share their knowledge and perspectives.
We’ll also let you, the listeners, ask questions in one special social media
episode. So come along with us. Let’s go to the Moon! See you on the Gravity Assist podcast.