A metal asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion, hurtling through space, makes construction of a massive orbital space station substantially cheaper. At least one company is already pitching a plan for a Von Braun Gateway Station housing some 1,500 people in orbit. The resources on the single asteroid, 16 Psyche, is not only enough to build the station, but to wipe out the U.S. national debt thousands of times over.
Four satellite launches into the Space Race, and the score—in terms of pounds put into orbit—is Communism, 1300; Capitalism, 33. And the humiliations keep on coming.
Welcome to 1960’s America, when men were men, everything was A-Okay and programs were paid for by commercial breaks!
The lots-of-Apollo-stuff edition. Recorded live before a global audience on 07/11/2019.
Here’s the trailer for the five-hour special — “Apollo 11: What We Saw,” with Bill Whittle. Mark the 50th anniversary of the historic American moon landing by getting the story behind the space race, and man’s quest to step off of this planet and explore the night sky.