Celebrating 35 Years of the Voyager Mission
Air Date: 09/17/2012
Run Time: 28:50
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- Robert Picardo, Actor and director
- Ed Stone, Voyager Interstellar Mission Chief Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
- Ann Druyan, writer and producer
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Voyagers 1 and 2 just reached 35 years of travel in space. What a great reason to celebrate! Join Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone, Ann Druyan, Emily Lakdawalla and Robert Picardo in this special live edition of our show. Bill Nye reports on a separate celebration in London and on the International Space Station, and Bruce Betts is back in fine form with Mat Kaplan for this week’s What’s Up.
- Voyager Celebration Video
- Voyager Mission Site
- Voyager Golden Record
- Bill Nye Hosts YouTube Space Lab
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What is the south pole star of Mercury?
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