Curiosity Finds a Martian Stream Bed and Endeavour Flies Home
Air Date: 10/01/2012
Run Time: 28:50
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- Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
- Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
The Mars Science Laboratory Rover appears to have found an ancient stream bed. Emily Lakdawalla provides the evidence, and reviews What's Up in the Solar System for October. Shuttle Endeavour flew home to Southern California on September 21st. The flight was witnessed by hundreds of thousands, including a crowd at the plant where much of the craft was built. Mat Kaplan presents a sound portrait.
- What's Up in the Solar System in October 2012
- Curiosity Update, Sol 52: Glenelg Ho!
- Video: Endeavour's Final Liftoff
- 2012 International Astronautical Congress in Naples
- VIDEO: Endeavour Thrills Crowd as it Flies Over Former Rockwell Plant
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