Patrick Moore / Kevin Fong

Sir Patrick Moore and Apollo 11, photo by Paul Grover / Dr. Kevin Fong and Colonial Viper from Battlestar Galactica, photo by Graeme Robertson
In the latest episode of the SFL podcast, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the Moon landing, we’re looking at space exploration in fact and fiction. Alex Fitch talks to Sir Patrick Moore about the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, which saw man first take a small step onto another world, and about entering his sixth decade as presenter of The Sky at Night. Also, Chris Patmore talks to NASA advisor Dr. Kevin Fong about current research into keeping men and women alive on future space missions and how this is reflected in the depiction of such science in Battlestar Galactica.
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Links: Sir Patrick’s website
Info about Dr. Fong at
Buy the final season of Battlestar Galactica / The Sky at Night: Apollo 11 at
Article about lunar conservation at
Articles on The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and Lunar Crater Observation Satellite at
The Sky at Night page at
Battlestar Galactica page at
Wikipedia pages on Sir Patrick Moore and Dr. Kevin Fong

Photo attributes:
Sir Patrick, interviewed by The Telegraph about The Sky at night‘s 650th edition
Dr. Fong, interviewed by The Guardian about his hopes to be an astronaut