Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides on LauncherOne and the Return of SpaceShipTwo
Air Date: 03/10/2015
Run Time: 28:50
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- George Whitesides, President and CEO, Virgin Galactic
Topics: InSight, Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, Dawn, Chang'E program, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), asteroid 1 Ceres, commercial spaceflight, Rosetta and Philae, mission status, Mars Express, asteroids, Planetary Radio, MarsSupport Planetary Radio
6,000 job-seekers came to the new Long Beach, California home of Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne rocket on a recent morning. We sit down with CEO George Whitesides for a conversation about this new effort and the return of SpaceShipTwo. Emily Lakdawalla reveals the latest news from a solar system full of spacecraft. Bill Nye talks about hard times for the Mars One one-way trip to the Red Planet. Bruce Betts is always up on the night sky, even as Snoopy flies again!
- VirginGalactic’s LauncherOne
- Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides
- Emily’s Mini Mission Updates
- Mars One Suspends Work on Robotic Missions
- Sonia Van Meter on the Mars One Community Platform
- Apollo 10 (Snoopy and Charlie Brown)
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What is Ceres’ approximate rate of rotation?
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When was Ceres discovered, and who discovered it?
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About how close to the moon’s surface did Snoopy, the Apollo 10 Lunar Module, get?
Snoopy, the Apollo 10 Lunar Module, descended to just 15.6 kilometers above the moon’s surface.