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Robert Picardo Drops in on Bill Nye for Planetfest

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Planetfest 2012 is a two-day celebration on August 4 and 5 at the Pasadena Convention Center. We'll showcase the people, science, and engineering behind real Mars exploration. The event culminates on Sunday night with live data of the Curiosity rover landing on the Red Planet. This is a real time, nail biting adventure, and there's nothing like sharing it with thousands of fellow space fans!

Purchase your tickets today!


Keith: 07/13/2012 07:53 CDT

Just opened the email and watched the You Tube video, looks as though a fun occasion. Suggest you check the sound sync with the video, it is badly delayed....out of sync when viewed from the U.K.

Frits Winkelaar: 07/13/2012 10:53 CDT

Due to my age (98) and poor condition, I will not be able to come to Florida. Very sorry.

Bernard: 07/13/2012 11:04 CDT

Sorry, I won't be able to attend this nice event! As a french member of the Society, I can assure you that both Robert and Bill would be hired on the spot by french TVs to act..... as ENTERTAINERS !!!!!

DaCheeze: 07/13/2012 11:45 CDT

Oh.. I wish I could be there ! This sounds really awesome !

Larry: 07/13/2012 03:28 CDT

I worked on the Voyager I & II and my friends Mike and Mickey were on the Viking Orbiter and Lander Design Teams. We are excited to join you all and trade war stories.

Mav: 07/14/2012 03:20 CDT

Very exciting!

Patrick60: 07/14/2012 11:58 CDT

I'll be in Sheffield UK for that weekend, but I will be sure to watch on the web! Best of luck for the probe!

Bruce Powers: 07/15/2012 01:57 CDT

I attended Planetfest 1981 as a Planetary Society essay winner for an essay "Why Explore the Planets?". The occasion was the Voyager II encounter with Saturn. I got to meet Carl Sagan, Lou Friedman, Bruce Murray, and the then NASA administrator Admiral Dick Truly, all at Caltech and JPL. This event made a huge impression on me when I was 18. I went on to pursue 3 degrees in engineering, two in aerospace. I hope Planetfest 2012 is eventful and inspires more young people as much as it did me. I won't attend, but hope to attend virtually. Go Planetfest ! Bruce Powers Norfolk VA

Neil: 07/15/2012 03:46 CDT

Great to see Mr. Picardo on the video...It brings a smile and a lot of StarTrek memories.

bills: 08/05/2012 12:42 CDT

Bruce I also attended P/F1981 It was a great time. Ray Bradbury,Carl Sagan,Gene Roddenberry,Bruce Murry among others that were there. It was held in conjunction with the JPL open house and voyager 2 Saturn encounter I remember all of the staff went to a news conference at JPL and left Gene to entertain the guests his stories about star trek were priceless . The biggest buffoon was REP.Udall his statement was "space has been there for billions of years what is the hurry" I just thought I would share this with the group been a member since the beginning and enjoyed the program today. thanks all for the support Bill

bills: 08/05/2012 12:53 CDT

I forgot Mr. Picardo It was a pleasure seeing him there. bill

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