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Planetary RadioNovember 13, 2012

Celebrating Carl Sagan With Lou Friedman, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne and More

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Special Guests
Chas Beichman

Executive Director, NExScI

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus, The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer

Lynda Obst

Film and television producer, Lynda Obst Productions

Kip Thorne

Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics, CalTech

Melissa Rice
Melissa Rice

MSL Science Team Collaborator, Caltech

November 9 was Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan's birthday, so we gathered a few of his close friends and several young scientists he inspired in front of a live audience. They also helped us celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th anniversary! You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, renowned physicist Kip Thorne, “Contact” producer Lynda Obst, Planetary Society co-founder Lou Friedman, NExScI Executive Director Chas Beichman and many more.

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What was the first and only radio station to broadcast the first episode of Planetary Radio?

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What was the last space mission that launched exactly two people?

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What is the orbital period of Ceres?

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Approximately 4.6 Earth years, or exactly one Cerean year

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