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Looking Back: Jurrie van der Woude's 37 years at JPL

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Air Date: 04/28/2003
Run Time: 0:35:41

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Forty years of robotic lunar and planetary exploration at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been plenty of time to generate great stories. Recently retired Public Information Officer Jurrie van der Woude shares a few of them with us in a special, expanded interview. Emily Lakdawalla talks about the two barriers that protect Earth life from the lethal radiation in space, and Bruce Betts is back with What's Up, and a trivia question that will fill your sails.


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