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Explorers: Apollo

An audio series that tells stories of the Moon and the people who explore it.

Image of Moon with NASA Explorers: Apollo text
Season 1Jul 19, 2019

Bonus Episode: More Apollo Stories

Throughout the series, you heard memories of the first Moon landing from people all over the world. In this bonus episode, we share a few more stories: a trip to Rome, a girl with binoculars and a reel-to-reel tape recorder.

Season 1Episode 4Jun 19, 2019

Episode 4: Moon Detective

What happened to the lost data from the Apollo era? Get to know the “data detectives” who are tracking it down. The science experiments the Apollo astronauts conducted from the surface of the Moon provide a long-term data record that’s crucial to understanding our Moon as a complete system.

Season 1Episode 3Jun 19, 2019

Episode 3: Moon Girl

Meet the scientists who are making big discoveries by studying some very tiny rocks. The women of NASA’s Mid-Atlantic Noble Gas Research Laboratory (MNGRL) are getting ready to analyze never-before-seen Moon samples. These samples, collected by Apollo astronauts and brought back to Earth, have been carefully preserved for half a century.

Season 1Episode 2Jun 19, 2019

Episode 2: The Family Moon Business

Lunar exploration runs in the family for the Petros. NASA lunar scientist Noah Petro interviews his father, Denis, about his work as an Apollo program engineer. In a heartfelt conversation, Noah and his dad examine the human impact of the momentous Apollo 11 mission and their shared passion for science and learning.