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Hear from astronaut and billionaire Gregory Olsen, an American entrepreneur who self-funded a trip to the International Space Station in 2005, as host Nate Ray delves into the history of America’s race to the moon, the rise and fall of the Space Shuttle program, and the dawn of private space tourism.

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