I've just recently (relatively) discovered podcasts and I absolutely love to listen to them when I'm exercising. Much better than music for me since podcasts engage my mind to a greater degree. Anyways, I'm currently listening to Moonrise put out by the WaPo. It describes the space program and the moon landing which has been all the craze this year. But this is different than the other shows I've seen which start out pretty much with Kennedy's challenge to go to the moon. That's approximately the middle of this story. She actually starts out with the SciFi writers who inspired many of the early rocket scientists such as von Braun and she moves on from there and includes a lot about Korolev, the Russian corollary to von Braun. The episode I listened to today talked about how Eisenhower nixed a proposal to land on the moon (by the military) and how Kennedy wasn't initially interested in our space program. It was only after the Bay of Pigs and Gagarin whent he was looking to change the perception of his administration and finally decided on the Moon program with a lot of input from Johnson and NASA. I could go on and on. A lot of fascinating information if you're into that part of our history.