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Planetary RadioJuly 2, 2012

Lockheed Martin CTO Ray Johnson

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Ray O. Johnson

Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Lockheed Martin

We need more engineers!  Lockheed Martin is one of the companies that is working to get young people interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers.  Chief Technology Officer and Senior VP Ray Johnson joins us to talk about this effort and more. Emily Lakdawalla has found a new periodic table for geochemists. Bill Nye is just back from talking climate in Colorado, while Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have space pens to give away in the What’s Up space trivia contest.

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is an engraved Fisher Space Pen!

This week's question:
Approximately how many times has the Sun gone around the galactic center since our home star started nuclear fusion?

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Question from the week before:
As of June 22, 2012, how many orbits had Messenger completed at Mercury? (It's a nice, round number.)

Coming soon in next week's show!

Last week's question:
What is the brightest star in Ursa Major (the Big Dipper), and what does that traditional name mean in its original language?

The name of the star Alioth means "the fat tail of a sheep."

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