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Former Oklahoma congressman and current NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the agency is interested in the recent discovery indicating there may have been life on Venus, but putting astronauts on Mars is still the primary goal.

NASA could launch its first rocket next year for Artemis, a program that aims to put the first woman on the moon by 2024. NASA hopes to establish a lunar base to derive hydrogen fuel from ice there.

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On July 20th, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon. As we approach the 50th anniversary of that triumph, KWGS 89.5 Public Radio 89.5 will air a series of documentaries related to that giant leap for mankind. 

 

On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Ariel Waldman, a San Francisco-based writer and science advocate who is a fellow at the Institute for the Future, a National Academy of Sciences committee member, and the founder of Spacehack.org (which is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration). Waldman joins us to talk about her new book: "What's It Like in Space? Stories from Astronauts Who've Been There." It's a fun-to-read collection -- written for parents and kids alike -- that gathers eyewitness stories from dozens of international astronauts.

(Please note: This interview originally aired last fall.) Our guest on today's StudioTulsa is the Oregon-based author Craig Ryan, who tells us about his book, "Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth." This engrossing biography offers readers, per a starred review in Kirkus, the "remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer....

Our guest on today's StudioTulsa is the Oregon-based author Craig Ryan, who tells us about his new book, just out from Liveright: "Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth." This biography offers readers, per a starred review in Kirkus, "[the] remarkable, almost-forgotten story of an aerospace pioneer....