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Author Kim Stanley Robinson Takes Us to 2312

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Air Date: 05/28/2012
Run Time: 39:15

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In his new novel, 2312, Kim Stanley Robinson share his vision of a brave new solar system that is chock full of humanity.  He tells us about it in a special, extended podcast conversation. Emily Lakdawalla enjoys the new guest blogger contributions at planetary.org.  Bill Nye is back to share congratulations for SpaceX, with its Dragon capsule now a full-fledged transportation system.  And Bruce Betts will tell us about the sky wonders still in store over the next couple of weeks.

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