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12/02/2013 | 29:30
- Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- Louis D. Friedman, Secretary-Treasurer of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
- Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
The life of explorer and teacher Dr. Bruce Murray was celebrated last November 10th at Caltech. This week we present a few excerpts from the tributes paid to the former JPL Director and co-founder of the Planetary Society.
10/28/2013 | 32:08
- Casey Dreier, Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator, The Planetary Society
Casey Dreier tells the winding tale of Plutonium 238, the radioactive isotope that is vital for exploration of the solar system. The US came dangerously close to exhausting its supply. Even with production restarted, there are major challenges facing explorers.
08/26/2013 | 28:50
- Leonard David, Space Journalist, Space. com
Leonard David has been writing about space exploration for more than five decades. Now he has turned his attention to China’s ambitious plans.
05/13/2013 | 28:50
- Kronos Quartet, Kronos Quartet
The internationally renown string quartet talk about creating and performing Terry Riley's Sun Rings, that incorporates Don Gurnett's space sounds.