Inside Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo
Air Date: 11/08/2016
Run Time: 45:42
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- Enrico Palermo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Spaceship Company
Topics: Cassini, ExoMars TGO, Saturn, Saturn's rings, commercial spaceflight, near-Earth asteroids, mission status, asteroids, human spaceflight, Planetary Radio, Mars, Phobos, Juno, Jupiter, Bill NyeSupport Planetary Radio
Host Mat Kaplan traveled to California’s Mojave Desert for a tour of Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company, where the second SpaceShipTwo was built and is undergoing flight tests. TSC Executive VP Enrico Palermo was his guide. Emily Lakdawalla provides a taste of this busy month throughout the solar system. NASA has reached an important milestone according to Bill Nye the Science Guy. And “The Honeymooners” are Bruce and Mat’s special guests on Whats’ Up.
- The Spaceship Company
- Virgin Galactic
- Near Earth Asteroid Tally Reaches 15,000
- What's up in the solar system, November 2016 edition
- Instruments on New Horizons
- The Honeymooners
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This week's question:
What supernova did famous astronomer Tycho Brahe observe?
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Last week's question:
Like the Lord of the Rings? Let’s play “Where in the Solar System.” Where in the solar system is Gandalf Colles?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What science instruments on New Horizons have names of characters from the old television series, “The Honeymooners?”
Ralph and Alice share names with characters on “The Honeymooners” (They aren’t acronyms!)