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Planetary RadioJuly 9, 2012

Mae Jemison of the 100 Year Starship Initiative

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Dr. Mae Jemison

100 YSS Leader, Dorothy Jemison Foundation for Excellence

Retired astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison now leads the 100 Year Starship Initiative. You’ll hear Mat’s conversation with her about this ambitious project in a SETIcon II fireside chat.  Emily describes her series of blog essays about the harrowing landing of Curiosity, while Bill Nye salutes discovery of the Higgs Boson. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan award a telescope to the winner of 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:
Where in the solar system is crater Nyele?

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, July 16, at 2 pm Pacific time to containing:

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Question from the week before:
Approximately how many times has the Sun gone around the galactic center since our home star started nuclear fusion?

Coming soon in next week's show!

Last week's question:

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

MESSENGER has made 1,000 orbits of Mercury.

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