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Andrew Chaikin–The Challenge Of Exploration

Andrew Chaikin spoke at the Johnson Space Center Teague Auditorium September 16, 2015 to highlight the challenges of space exploration. We all want to see humans on Mars. How can we make it happen? Mr. Chaikin talks about the challenges of exploration—not just the technological hurdles, but the obstacles of politics and human behavior that we must get over in order to be successful. He also discusses valuable lessons from the Apollo program and from the recent New Horizons flyby of Pluto, and the rewards of those explorations: new discoveries and the increased awareness they bring.