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1969: Astronauts Land On Idaho’s Craters Of The Moon

In 1969, sending lunar astronauts to Idaho’s Craters of the Moon National Monument seemed like a no brainer. Its barren rock and surreal landscape were good practice for pilots headed to the moon. But it turns out NASA had a bigger goal in mind when it sent astronauts to Idaho. Idaho Matters explores a new documentary about the Gem State’s connection to the moon landings. We also take a listen to some of the moon landings — find out more here.

Samantha Wright is a news reporter and producer for Idaho Matters.