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The Eagle Has Landed: Remembering Neil Armstrong

Portrait of Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong

Air Date: 07/19/2016
Run Time: 28:50

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Topics: Mars 2020, New Horizons, NASA lunar missions before 2005, Pluto, history, mission status, personal stories, human spaceflight, Planetary Radio, astronaut, Mars

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We celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing with the reprise of a conversation with author and NBC space reporter Jay Barbree about his trusted friend Neil Armstrong. Jason Davis brings us a special report on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. Emily Lakdawalla reminds us that New Horizons at Pluto was anything but the end of exploration in our solar system. Bruce Betts poses a fascinating question in this week’s What’s Up trivia contest.

Terminal Descent System mounted on a helicopter for testing

NASA / JPL-Caltech

Terminal Descent System mounted on a helicopter for testing

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If you landed at the same latitude and longitude on Earth as Apollo 11 did on the moon, what country would you be in?

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What instrument on Juno sounds most like something from a Star Wars movie?

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What is the total power output of Juno at the distance of Jupiter from the Sun?

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Juno’s giant solar panels are generating between 400 and 500 watts of electricity as it orbits Jupiter.

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