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The Almost Moon Man

The Almost Moon Man

Update: 2019-07-2151
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There are two stories from the 1960s that America likes to tell about itself — the civil rights movement and the space race. We look at the brief moment when the two collided. Guest: Emily Ludolph, who covered this story for The New York Times, spoke with Ed Dwight, a former Air Force pilot who had trained to be the first black astronaut. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Rev. Vincent O. Holland-Gonzalez, Sr.

What a story! God bless him! I had thought we as a nation had moved beyond this kind of stuff but in Trump World (the EGOIDIOT) we are going to go through this all over again! Tears on my smartphone! I am Puerto Rican, part African-American, and gay and this white nationalist fervor is going to throw the nation back to the 50s & 60s. I was born in Miami in 1954 and I remember. AND I remember exactly where I was and the circumstances surrounding when we learned of JFK's assassination - even as a 4th grader! - Rev. Vincent O. Gonzalez-Holland North Fort Myers FL

Jul 22nd
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Gene

My heart bleeds for this man. 😭

Jul 22nd
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dp

Wow. awesome.

Jul 21st
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lzk222

Great story. Thanks for reporting on this.

Jul 21st
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