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Planetary RadioMay 31, 2017

Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians

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Special Guests
Saeed Al Gergawi
Saeed Al Gergawi

Program Director, United Arab Emirates Mars 2117 Program

Buzz Aldrin
Buzz Aldrin

Apollo 11 Astronaut

Grant Anderson
Grant Anderson

President and CEO, Paragon Space Development Corporation

Jim Green
James Green

Director of the Planetary Science Division, NASA

Rebecca Keiser
Rebecca Keiser

Head of the Office of Interational Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation

Marcia Smith
Marcia Smith

Founder and Editor, Space Policy Online

He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Humans To Mars Summit. Bill Nye returns with his sense of awe turned up to eleven by the images of Jupiter returned by Juno. Casey Dreier finds good and bad news for science in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget. And there’s a lively night sky to explore in this week’s What’s Up segment.

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

Gage Skidmore

Apollo Astronaut Buzz Aldrin

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What star has the largest proper motion?

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Last week's question:

What is the name of the US mission that will slam a spacecraft into an asteroid in the 2020s as a kinetic impactor demonstration mission? It will be a test of our ability to change the path of a Near Earth Object.

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The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What Near Earth Asteroid will the Hayabusa 2 mission visit and return samples from?

Answer:

Hayabusa 2 is headed for asteroid 162173 Ryugu.

Listen more: Humans to Mars, Space Policy, mission status, 1 FY2018 NASA Budget, Planetary Society Political Advocacy, Mars, Juno, Bill Nye, Jupiter

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