Two missions are coming together in a high bay clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SMAP and ISS RapidScat went on display for a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla provide special coverage. Bill Nye says goodbye to Kepler’s exoplanet discoveries. Bruce Betts reveals the first human-created object to be successfully recovered from space during What’s Up.
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This week's question: In what galaxy did a supernova appear this year?
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Last week's question: What were the two most recent missions launched specifically to explore Venus, and what have been their fates?
Answer: The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before: What was the first object successfully recovered from orbit?
Answer: Discoverer 13's return capsule in August of 1960