NASA at 50: what works and what could use some improvement

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the legislation that launched NASA and, subsequently, the human race into the great beyond. But have we really pushed our boundaries as far as space exploration can go? Or is NASA suffering a mid-life crisis? Guest: Dr. Alex Roland, professor of History, Duke University


At NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California monitors various spacecrafts across the solar system. The Takeaway gets a tour. Guest, Dr. Charles Alatchi, director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, talks about the 'seven minutes of terror,' the time it takes to land a spacecraft.