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More From the Air and Space Museum

Apollo 11 Command Module at the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum

Air Date: 06/25/2012
Run Time: 28:50

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Guests:

  • David DeVorkin, Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, National Air and Space Museum
  • John M. Logsdon, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

Topics: history, Space Policy, podcasts and videos, human spaceflight, interview

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Our special live show at the National Air and Space Museum continues with curator David DeVorkin, Space Policy Institute founder John Logsdon, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla and science rapper Funky 49.  Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have a Celestron telescope to give away in the new space trivia contest.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a Celestron Anniversary Edition FirstScope telescope!

This week's question:
As of June 22, 2012, how many orbits had Messenger completed at Mercury? (It's a nice, round number.)

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, July 2, at 2 pm Pacific time to planetaryradio@planetary.org containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
  3. How to pronounce your name
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address!

Last week's question:
What is the brightest star in Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), and what does that traditional name mean in its original language?

Answer:
Coming soon in next week's show!

Question from the week before:

Who was the 18th century astronomer that gave planetary nebulae their name?

Answer:
Sir (Frederick) William Herschel

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