These days, Dr. Bill Farrand works for the Space Science Institute and spends a lot of his time thinking about Mars. Fifty years ago, he remembers being a young boy and watching the Apollo 11 mission unfold on television.

He talks to Ian Costello about those fond memories, the national pride that came out of man landing on the Moon and how it helped the American economy.

Farrand is insistent that we should all always be proud of the Apollo 11 mission and the bravery of the astronauts. He also explains why he hopes that landing on the Moon was just the beginning of humanity’s history in space.

Listen below, or download for iOS, Google Play, Podbean or Spotify

Apollo 11 Podcast: How the Apollo 11 mission still inspires