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Planetary RadioAugust 13, 2012

Planetary Radio Live at Planetfest 2012!

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G. Scott Hubbard

Advisory Council, The Planetary Society

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Andrew Chaikin

Author, Speaker, Space Historian

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer, The Planetary Society

PlanRad Live welcomes former NASA Mars Czar Scott Hubbard, space historian and writer Andrew Chaikin and Bill Nye the Science Guy to a live conversation at Planetfest 2012, just a few hours before the triumphant landing of Curiosity on Mars. Host Mat Kaplan is also joined by Emily Lakdawalla, Bruce Betts and award-winning barbershop quartet Hi-Fidelity. We thank all the generous sponsors who helped make Planetfest 2012 such a terrific success!

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Trivia Contest

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

This week's question:
How many kilograms of plutonium dioxide are carried by the Curiosity rover?

To submit your answer:
Send an email no later than Monday, August 20, at 2 pm Pacific time to containing:

  1. Your answer
  2. Your name
  3. How to pronounce your name
  4. Your mailing address
  5. Your email address !

Last week's question:
What was the unofficial NASA name for the mountain in the middle of Gale crater?  (Bruce Betts had him as a professor.)

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
Was there a contest two weeks ago?

No, there was no contest two weeks ago.

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