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Exploring Europa and Mining Asteroids at Yuri’s Night

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Air Date: 04/19/2016
Run Time: 41:05

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Topics: commercial spaceflight, Jupiter's moons, Europa, human spaceflight, astronaut, explaining technology, Planetary Society Political Advocacy, Mars, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), conference report, Bill Nye

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Our special coverage from the Los Angeles Yuri’s Night party continues with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources along with Bob Pappalardo and Bobak “Mohawk Guy” Ferdowsi who are preparing an orbiter for Jupiter’s ocean world Europa. Emily Lakdawalla takes us on a 3D trek across Mars. Bill Nye reports on the just-completed 2016 Space Symposium. Bruce Betts reveals the identity of the first astronaut to lose his lunch in space.

Mat Kaplan, Jill Tarter and Tyler Nordgren in the Death Valley National Park Visitors Center

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Mat Kaplan, Jill Tarter and Tyler Nordgren in the Death Valley National Park Visitors Center
A sampling of Tyler Nordgren's artwork

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A sampling of Tyler Nordgren's artwork
Marcia’s tattoo

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Marcia’s tattoo
3D object printed from pulverized meteorite

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3D object printed from pulverized meteorite

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What is the name of 90482 Orcus’ moon?

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What moon in our solar system has a massive equatorial ridge running three quarters of the way around it?

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Who was the first person to vomit in space?

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Among Gherman Titov’s many space firsts was the first rainbow smile.

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