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Looking Back, Looking Forward: Beginning a New Year In Space

2012 Night Image of Earth

Air Date: 12/31/2012
Run Time: 28:50

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  • Bruce Betts, Director of Science and Technology / LightSail Program Manager, The Planetary Society
  • Casey Dreier, Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society
  • Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

Topics: Space Policy, podcasts and videos, interview, Planetary Society, Planetary Society People, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, Planetary Society Political Advocacy, Planetary Society Projects, Pioneer anomaly, planetary defense and Mirror Bees, SETI, Shoemaker NEO Grants, RTGs, the Moon, Mars, LADEE, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), MAVEN, Juno, extrasolar planets

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Planetary Society experts review the challenges and triumphs of 2012 and look forward to a new and exciting year with host Mat Kaplan. You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla on new missions, Casey Dreier on “Saving our Science,” and Bruce Betts’ review of great projects, as well as a musical rendition of “Random Space Fact.”

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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:
Who was the third person planned to perform extravehicular activity (a spacewalk)? 

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, January 7, at 2 pm Pacific time to containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
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  4. Your mailing address
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Last week's question:
How many stars make up the Capella system?

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
From what country did Curiosity's REMS instrument package come?

Primarily Spain, with contributions from Finland.


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