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Planetary RadioDecember 8, 2015

A Journey to Space

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Special Guests
Shell Amega
Shell Amega

Vice President, Communications, California Science Center Foundation

Devin Waller
Devin Waller

Exhibit Project Manager, California Science Center Foundation

Mark Krenzien
Mark Krenzien

Director/Writer, Journey to Space 3D IMAX Film

Journey to Space is both a new and spectacular IMAX movie and an exciting, hands-on exhibition at the California Science Center. We learn about both this week. Emily Lakdawalla, Bill Nye and Bruce Betts celebrate an amazing achievement by the Japanese space agency at Venus. Host Mat Kaplan offers another big holiday prize package in the space trivia contest.

Still from

K2 Films / Giant Screen Films

Still from "Journey to Space 3D"
Humans near Mars in this still image from Journey to Space 3D.
Kids in rotating ISS Destiny module mock-up in the Journey to Space exhibit

Mat Kaplan / CSCV

Kids in rotating ISS Destiny module mock-up in the Journey to Space exhibit
California Science Center’s Devin Waller with the Journey to Space exhibit space toilet

Mat Kaplan / CSCV

California Science Center’s Devin Waller with the Journey to Space exhibit space toilet

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Trivia Contest

This week's prizes are a lovely Planetary Radio t-shirt, a set of 2016 Year In Space Desk and Wall Calendars AND a 200-point iTelescope.net account.

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iTelescope.net

This week's question:

What was the first Japanese lunar orbiter? Careful, this is tricky.

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at planetaryradio@planetary.org no later than Tuesday, December 15th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What was the seventh moon discovered in our solar system? (After our Moon, the four Galilean moons, and Titan?)

Answer:

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What was the only time a launch escape system was fired with a crew aboard while the rocket was still on the pad?

Answer:

Soyuz T-10a (or T-10-1 or 7K-ST No.16L) Cosmonauts Vladimir Titov and Gennady Strekalov were saved in 1983 from the explosion of their rocket by the launch escape system.

Listen more: mission status, Akatsuki (Planet-C), Planetary Radio, Venus, Bill Nye

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