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PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: Celebrating Rover Curiosity

What if Warhol had painted Curiosity?

Air Date: 12/17/2012
Run Time: 28:50

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  • John Grotzinger, Curiosity Project Scientist, California Institute of Technology
  • Richard Cook, Curiosity Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

Topics: mission status, podcasts and videos, fun, interview, spacecraft, Planetary Society, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, Planetary Society Video, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), geology

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The leaders of the Curiosity mission, Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger, join Bill Nye, Emily Lakdawalla and host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about the thrilling mission of discovery on Mars. Bruce Betts tosses t-shirts to the space trivia contest winners in our packed audience, and everyone swings to the sound of jazz quartet Hedgehog Swing.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a beautiful and informative 2013 Year In Space wall calendar.

This week's question:
From what country did Curiosity's REMS instrument package come?

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, December 24, at 2 pm Pacific time to 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 most common graphical symbol for Neptune designed to look like?

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
TRMM is the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission.  It is a joint project of NASA and what other space agency?

JAXA, the Japanese space agency.


No trivia contest spoilers please!

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