October 3, 2013 – Dr. Matthew Hersch, history of early spaceflight and astronauts

Thursday, 3 October 2013 | Science

Tonight’s show is produced by Kaitlin Stack Whitney and engineered by Dennis Shaffer.

Our guest is Dr. Matthew Hersch, a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. He’s a historian of science and technology; learn more about his research here: http://hss.sas.upenn.edu/people/mhersch

He recently wrote a book published in 2012 called Inventing the American Astronaut.

Learn more about the book here: http://us.macmillan.com/inventingtheamericanastronaut/MatthewHHersch

Here’s the Amazon info to get yourself a copy of the book!


Streaming audio will be posted here soon after the show — in the meantime, check out the archives to stream or download the show.


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