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Live at the Space Tech Expo with Bill Nye, Xcor and Zero-G

Lynx XCOR artist concept suborbital space plane

Air Date: 05/27/2013
Run Time: 34:38

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Guests:

  • Andrew Nelson, COO and Vice President of Business Development, Xcor Aerospace
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer,
  • Michelle Peters, Director of Research and Education, Zero Gravity Corporation

Topics: events and announcements, podcasts and videos, fun, interview, spacecraft, Planetary Society People, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, private spaceflight

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PlanRad Live takes to the road again, this time visiting the Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, California for a conversation with enthusiastic team members from Xcor Aerospace, where they are building the Lynx spaceplane, and the Zero Gravity Corporation, whose “G-Force One” plane has allowed thousands of men and women to experience weightlessness. Bill Nye joined the fun on stage, and Bruce Betts arrived with t-shirts for the winners of the live What’s Up space trivia contest.  

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is Bill Nye the Science Guy's voice welcoming your voicemail callers!

This week's question:
In what year did more humans launch into space than any other year?

To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest no later than Monday, June 3rd, at 2pm Pacific Time.

Last week's question:
What planet in our solar system has the longest solar day?

Answer:
The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
Who was the only American astronaut to fly on consecutive missions?

Answer:
Astronaut Stephen Bowen, who flew on STS-132 and 133.

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