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Celebrating 35 Years of the Voyager Mission

Voyager 35th Celebration Ed Stone

Air Date: 09/17/2012
Run Time: 28:50

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  • Robert Picardo, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • 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

Topics: interview, Titan, podcasts and videos, Voyager 1 and 2, amateur astrophotos, Saturn, citizen science, Jupiter's moons, pretty pictures, history, amateur image processing, astronomy by planetary missions, Planetary Radio, Neptune, Uranus, explaining image processing, Jupiter

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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.

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