Space Madness

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Space Madness, Real and Imagined

Friday, December 16, 2011

Since human space flight has been conceivable there’s been an accompanying media and pop-culture myth – ‘space madness’.  Initially the supposition in pop-culture was that only the truly crazy would volunteer to be blasted into space.  And for over 50 years there’s been a corresponding premise, that time in space must affect sanity.  Brooke speaks with Matthew H. Hersch who’s written about ‘space madness’ real and imagined. 

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