NASA's Charlie Bolden Visits Earth Missions at JPL
Air Date: 08/19/2013
Run Time: 28:50
Listen to the full show:
Or Download mp3
Topics: mission status, explaining technology, podcasts and videos, interview, spacecraft, Planetary Society, Planetary Society People, Bill Nye, Planetary Radio, Planetary Society Video, radar imaging, Earth, Kepler, hydrology, weather and climateSupport Planetary Radio
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.
- VIDEO: In the JPL High Bay With SMAP, ISS RapidScat, Charles Elachi and Charlie Bolden
- BLOG: SMAP Under Construction: Fieldtrip to JPL
- Kepler Mission Homepage
This week's prize is the NEW and stylish Planetary Radio T-shirt!
This week's question:
In what galaxy did a supernova appear this year?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, August 26th, at 2pm Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and shirt size.
Last week's question:
What were the two most recent missions launched specifically to explore Venus, and what have been their fates?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What was the first object successfully recovered from orbit?
Discoverer 13's return capsule in August of 1960
Planetary Radio Search
Fifteen years ago, Society members and passionate space advocates like you helped save the Pluto mission. Now we can do the same for missions to Europa and Mars.
Join over 26,400 people who have completed their petition and consider a donation to support advocacy efforts.