Nicholas de Monchaux on the Planetary Radio

25 Sep, 2019

Nicholas de Monchaux on the Planetary Radio

Professor and former Director of BCNM Nicholas de Monchaux was featured on the 'Reflections of Humanity in a Spacesuit for Moonwalkers' episode of Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science. De Monchaux discussed his book, Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, with host Mat Kaplan.

From the interview:

I think what what I brought to the history of the space suit was determination to examine it not just as a technological artifact but as a social and cultural artifact as well. Of course all technology is in its own way a cultural artifact, too, but we tend to separate technology and see it as the home to an engineering priesthood and something that doesn't have a lot of ideas or culture embedded in it. But it's deeply embedded with ideas and culture as I tried to show in the in the book and in the structure structure of the book as well.

Listen to the podcast here.