Air Date: 10/04/2016
Run Time: 30:38
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- Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
Topics: commercial spaceflight, Rosetta and Philae, Humans to Mars, comets, mission status, Future Mission Concepts, human spaceflight, comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko, Planetary Radio, Mars, conference report, Bill NyeSupport Planetary Radio
The European Space Agency’s magnificent Rosetta mission ended last week as the spacecraft gently touched down on the comet it has revealed. You’ll hear highlights of the final countdown, and Emily Lakdawalla’s impressions gained at the European Space Operations Center. Bill Nye was there to hear Elon Musk explain his plans to colonize Mars. Bruce Betts gets the comfy chair in this week’s What’s Up segment.
- Rosetta is Gone
- …Rosetta Science Will Go On
- SpaceX Unveils Plan to Colonize Mars
- Deep Space Network Now
This week's prizes are a gorgeous Planetary Society rubber asteroid and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
What are the names of the two asteroids Rosetta studied, and the name of the comet it orbited and was just set down on?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Tuesday, October 11th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What is the surface gravity on Jupiter’s moon Europa in Gs?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Where are the three Deep Space Network facilities?
The Deep Space Network receivers are at Goldstone near Barstow, California, Madrid, Spain and Canberra, Australia.