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Blue Dot 147: The Archaeology Of The Space Age: A Conversation With Lisa Westwood

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Dave meets with a kindred soul as Archaeologist and California State University Chico Anthropology Department Professor Lisa Westwood joins him in Studio C to talk about the archaeology of the space age.

She's the lead author of the book The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites with co-authors Beth O'Leary and Milford Wayne Donaldson.

The discussions range from preserving the earliest traces of the space race on Earth from California to Florida to the actual Apollo Landing Sites -- especially Tranquility Base where Neil Armstrong took that first step onto the lunar surface 50 years ago.

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The Final Mission: Preserving NASA's Apollo Sites

Dave and Lisa discuss the history and archaeological points of view as well as the legal issues involved in preserving the sites.

The Archaeology Of The Space Age: A Conversation With Lisa Westwood

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.