Nathan spoke to Asif Siddiqi, the only historian on the "Committee for Human Spaceflight," which recently completed its two year study on the future of NASA's efforts to send human beings into deep space. They discussed the history of space exploration, the report's recommendations, and also reflects on his role as a historian able to shape current policy.
The Committee on Human Spaceflight's Report
Asif Siddiqi. The Red Rocket's Glare: Spaceflight and the Russian Imagination, 1857-1957. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Richard Stites. Revolutionary Dreams: Utopian Vision and Experimental Life in the Russian Revolution. Oxford University Press, 1991.
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)