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Footprints, wheel tracks and the Rickshaw–type portable workbench on the Moon, with the US flag in 1971. Picture: NASA
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Footprints on the Moon and cemeteries on Mars: interview with space archaeologist Alice Gorman

Alice Gorman is a South Australian space archaeologist working on space junk in Earth orbit, deep space probes, and planetary landing sites. The Flinders University lecturer features in The Conversation’s podcast series To the Moon and beyond, published to mark the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing of July 1969. This is an edited extract from Alice’s interview with The Conversation’s Sarah Keenihan.