Main: Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Forty-three years ago today, NASA suc­cess­ful­ly man­aged to get a man safe­ly to the sur­face of the Moon and back. And with com­put­ers less pow­er­ful than your mobile phone.

For many it was hoped that this would pave the way to an age of space explo­ration with Lunar and Mar­t­ian colonies and orbit­ing space sta­tions. Sad­ly, real­i­ty hit home not long after, and with­in 6 years apa­thy and bud­get cuts had closed down the Moon Land­ing pro­gram.

Per­haps one day there may be a per­ma­nent colony on the Moon, but it’s still decades away from becom­ing a real­i­ty.

Today’s music fea­tures a vari­ety of pop­u­lar artists who have record­ed a song deal­ing with space in some way, as well as a whooooole bunch of sci­ence fic­tion movie sound­tracks.

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Edward Pearse. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme in-world now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

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