The End of Ulysses -- How Engineers Kept It Alive So Long
Air Date: 07/06/2009
Run Time: 0:30:00
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- Nigel Angold, Ulysses Mission Operations Manager,
Topics:Support Planetary Radio
The European Space Agency's Nigel Angold reveals how the Ulysses spacecraft was kept alive well into 2009 to continue its exploration of the Sun. Bill Nye sees spaceports popping up all over even though there's still no permanent NASA Administrator. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan begin a What's Up celebration of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a special space trivia contest.