It's a New Age of Space Exploration. NASA is preparing for another manned trip to the moon. New technologies will be tested there in order to plan a much longer trip to Mars. Scientists are figuring out how to grow food, fuel, and pharmaceuticals in space.
And the International Space Station is now open for business, including hosting “private” astronauts. Want to travel to the moon? It’s now possible, for a price.
Guests:Dr. Adam Arkin, senior faculty scientist in the Environmental Genomics & Systems Biology Division of UC Berkeley and leader of the new NASA Center for the Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space (CUBES).
Peter Fimrite, lead science writer for The San Francisco Chronicle
Produced by: Anne Harper