Blue Dot 208: Tales Of Space Future And Past
Dave talks to NASA's Jason Derleth, the executive in charge of the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program about some future proposals that are being funded that may sound like science fiction but many are likely to revolutionize the future of space exploration. From magnetic levitation tracks on the Moon to miniature robotic submarines to explore the oceans of Europa -- it's science and technology literally at the cutting edge.
Then a visit with UK-based photographer Andy Saunders who is about to publish a stunning book titled, Apollo Remastered. Saunders has used modern image processing technology to enhance and improve still and motion picture photography from the Apollo missions to the Moon 50 years ago including the best-ever image of Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface. Fascinatingly, before this image, there wasn't a good picture of the First Man because Buzz Aldrin never took any!