Series
The Challenge of Space Flight
Episode Number
No. 2
Episode
Planetary Exploration
Title
WNYC
Producing Organization
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
WNYC (New York, New York)
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-80-977srsd0
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Description
Series Description
"The Challenge of Space Flight is perhaps the most extensive and penetrating analysis of this nation's efforts in space exploration. It presents Government and industry scientists, engineers and legislators concerned with launching a man into space and sending him to the Moon and other planets. The men, machines and methods are covered in The Challenge of Space Flight by these experts under the direction of host, Irwin Hersey, Editor of Astronautics and Director of Publications for the American Rocket Society. "The topics covered in the series include Lunar Exploration, Planetary Exploration, Satellite Applications, The US [vs.] the USSR in Space (Parts 1 and 2), Manned Space Flight, Space Power and Propulsion Systems, Space Vehicles and Guidance Systems, World-Wide Implications of Space Flight (Parts 1 and 2), The Law and Outer Space[,] and Education and the Space Age (Parts 1 and 2)[.] "For a list of participants in this unique undertaking for an educational station, see attached press release. "The extraordinary aspect of this series is that the subject matter has been reduced to terms that the layman can understand quickly and easily. Thus, the listener goes away pleased at having truly spent listening time profitably. The contribution of the program is twofold. It keeps the public informed and encourages scientists and engineers as well as Government officials concerned with the program to continue their work in the knowledge that it is understood and appreciated."--1961 Peabody Awards entry form.
Description
From the original Press Release: In the second program of the WNYC "Challenge of Space Flight" series to be heard Sunday, December 17, from 3:00 to 3:55 PM, leading space scientists and engineers discuss current problems and future objectives in planetary exploration. Irwin Hersey, Editor of Astronautics and Director of Publications for the American Rocket Society will have as his guests: Dr. Werner von Braun, Director of the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center; William H. Pickering, Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology; Robert Parks, Planetary Program Director, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA; Clifford I. Cummings, Lunar Program Director, NASA; Edward C. Welsh, Executive Secretary, National Aeronautics and Space Counci; Arthur Kantrowitz, Director, Avco Everett Research Laboratory; and Robert A. Gilruth, Director, Project Mercury Task Group, NASA. The Challenge of Space Flight series is produced by Harold K. Halpern and Bob Costigan.
Broadcast Date
1961-12-17
Created Date
1961-12-17
Asset type
Episode
Genres
Documentary
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:54:30.504
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Credits
Associate Producer: Costigan, Bob
Host: Hersey, Irwin
Producer: Halpern, Harold K.
Producing Organization: WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)
Speaker: Cummings, Clifford I.
Speaker: Kantrowitz, Arthur
Speaker: Gilruth, Robert A.
Speaker: Pickering, William H.
Speaker: Welsh, Edward C.
Speaker: Parks, Robert
Speaker: Von Braun, Wernher, 1912-1977
Writer: Halpern, Harold K.
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WNYC-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ce32fbeb68b (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Generation: Master
Duration: 00:55:00
WNYC-FM
Identifier: cpb-aacip-33b5490544a (Filename)
Format: Data CD
Generation: Copy: Access
Duration: 00:55:00
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-fb6ba97e2bc (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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Citations
Chicago: “The Challenge of Space Flight; No. 2; Planetary Exploration; WNYC,” 1961-12-17, WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-977srsd0.
MLA: “The Challenge of Space Flight; No. 2; Planetary Exploration; WNYC.” 1961-12-17. WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-977srsd0>.
APA: The Challenge of Space Flight; No. 2; Planetary Exploration; WNYC. Boston, MA: WNYC, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-80-977srsd0