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Planetary RadioDecember 31, 2012

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Beginning a New Year In Space

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager, The Planetary Society

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Casey Dreier

Chief Advocate & Senior Space Policy Adviser, The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist, The Planetary Society

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer, The Planetary Society

Planetary Society experts review the challenges and triumphs of 2012 and look forward to a new and exciting year with host Mat Kaplan. You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla on new missions, Casey Dreier on “Saving our Science,” and Bruce Betts’ review of great projects, as well as a musical rendition of “Random Space Fact.”

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Trivia Contest

This week's prize is a beautiful and informative 2013 Year In Space wall calendar.

This week's question:
Who was the third person planned to perform extravehicular activity (a spacewalk)? 

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Last week's question:
How many stars make up the Capella system?

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:
From what country did Curiosity's REMS instrument package come?

Primarily Spain, with contributions from Finland.

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