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A podcast about the delightful, the surprising, and the untold true stories all around us. Hosted by Drew Beebe.

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Mrs. Comet and the Man on the Moon
Great Big Story
Jul 21, 2020

All his life, Eugene Shoemaker dreamed of stepping foot on the moon. A geologist and planetary scientist known for his work with craters, Gene worked tirelessly in the hopes of becoming an Apollo astronaut so he could explore the lunar surface. A failed medical test cut his dreams short, but his journey didn’t end there. His wife, astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker, tells us the story of how Gene was always destined to be the man on the moon.