When We First Saw The Far Side Of The Moon

Our solar system is pretty familiar by now, but even the Moon was shrouded in mystery just 50 years ago

On Thursday, October 22, I gave a short talk about the far side of the Moon as part of DNews After Dark, our live show during the Bay Area Science Festival. Lots of people asked about it on various social channels, so here’s the talk I gave as a slideshow. The only thing missing are the bad jokes about my Canadian accent that kept slipping through!

Sources/Links: Luna 3; Luna 3; Soviet lunar missions page; Zond 8; Lunar Orbiter 3; Lunar Orbiter photo gallery; Le Voyage Dans la Lune; Apollo archive on Flikr.

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