Viranga Perera

Lecture 10: The Cold War and the Space Race (Our Moon Course)

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By Viranga Perera
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Hi, I'm Viranga and I'll be discussing my thoughts on a variety of topics here but for the near future, I'm podcasting the Our Moon course that I'm teaching this fall.
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Hi, I'm Viranga and I'll be discussing my thoughts on a variety of topics here but for the near future, I'm podcasting the Our Moon course that I'm teaching this fall.

More places to listen

Lecture 13: Who Owns the Moon? (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 13 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I discuss the question: who owns the Moon? I go through the five United Nations Outer Space Treaties and propose that the concept of international waters and how the Antarctic continent is managed may help us ponder how to handle future human exploration of the Moon.
11:58
November 15, 2019
Lecture 12: The Cold War and the Space Race (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 12 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I conclude discussion of the Cold War and the Space Race as they relate to the Moon.
28:15
November 12, 2019
Lecture 11: The Cold War and the Space Race (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 11 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I continue discussing the Cold War and the Space Race as they relate to the Moon.
14:56
October 22, 2019
Lecture 10: The Cold War and the Space Race (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 10 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I continue discussing the Cold War and the Space Race as they relate to the Moon.
23:31
October 20, 2019
Lecture 9: The Cold War and the Space Race (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 9 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I discuss the Cold War and the Space Race as they relate to the Moon.
13:48
October 19, 2019
Lecture 8: Rocket Science (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 8 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I go into some details about rockets including different types of liquid-fueled rockets, the launch sequence of Apollo missions, and Pogo oscillations.
14:51
October 13, 2019
Lecture 7: Introduction to Rockets (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 7 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. This lecture is an introduction to rockets with an emphasis on the rockets that took people to the Moon.
16:35
October 12, 2019
Lecture 6: Evolution of the Infant Moon (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 6 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I discuss how the Moon solidified over time after it formed in a mostly molten state called the Lunar Magma Ocean.
15:32
October 11, 2019
Lecture 5: Formation of the Moon (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 5 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I discuss various Moon formation models including capture, co-accretion, fission, and the canonical giant impact model, along with several modified giant impact models.
11:33
October 11, 2019
Lecture 4: The Moon and Religion (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 4 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I make some connections between the Moon and religion. Topics include the Apollo 8 crew reading from the book of Genesis, the Apollo 8 lawsuit, Easter (Christianity), splitting of the Moon (Islam), Ramadan (Islam), Diwali (Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism & Buddhism), Vesak (Buddhism), Rosh Hashanah (Judaism), Mid-Autumn Festival, and the use of the lunar calendar.
19:55
October 11, 2019
Lecture 3: Earthrise with some context (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 3 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. In this lecture, I try to give some historical context to Apollo 8's famous Earthrise picture by considering events that were taking place at the same time.
19:33
October 11, 2019
Lecture 2: Mythology & Religion (Our Moon Course)
Lecture 2 of the Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration course, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University. Topic discussed in this lecture include the Jade Rabbit, Chang'e, Kaguya, Chandra, lunar phases and eclipses.
17:51
October 11, 2019
Lecture 1: Introduction to Our Moon
Introduction to the course Our Moon: From Imagination to Exploration, which I'm teaching this fall at Johns Hopkins University.
11:41
October 11, 2019
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