Planetary Radio returned to the Crawford Family Forum for live coverage of the LADEE launch on September 6th. With a capacity in person crowd and many more watching our webcast, Mat Kaplan was joined on stage by planetary scientists Bruce Betts and David Paige. We got a live report from the LADEE mission’s Brian Day at the Wallops Flight Facility launch site in Virginia, and a surprise phone call from Science Guy and Dancing With the Stars contestant Bill Nye!
This week's prize is the NEW and stylish Planetary Radio T-shirt!
This week's question: Give us an analogy for the surface area of the moon! Amuse or enlighten us. Example: X football fields.
To submit your answer: Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Monday, September 9th, at 2pm Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name, mailing address and shirt size.
Last week's question: What is Dr. Bruce Murray's middle name?
Answer: The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before: Who was the first person to Tweet from space?
Answer: Mike Massimino Tweeted in 2009, though it was an "indirect" Tweet