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Starry-Eyed

Why do we want to travel to the moon, to Mars, or beyond? We’re saluting this week’s total solar eclipse by looking at how Americans in the past have made sense of meteors, eclipses, and the stars. 

Find a copy of the “First Moon Flights” club card and welcome letter from Pan Am, mentioned in this week’s episode, on Robert Venditti’s website.