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Fly Me To The Moon, Or Mars Or..

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India, China and Japan have all outlined bold space exploration plans. Smaller powers, like South Korea, also want to get in on the act with ambitions of their own. The United Arab Emirates has announced a plan to colonize Mars in the next 100 years, and probably has the money to pay for it. These newer players bring back echoes of the Cold War space race of the mid-20th century. A pursuit of science and technological advancement coupled with national prestige and attraction of being first. 1A considers where the US space program might be going and who else has their sights set on our solar system and beyond. Guests includes Joel Achenbach, science and politics reporter at The Washington Post, Tariq Malik, managing editor of Space.com and Sarah Ballard, Torres Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT.