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Planetary RadioApril 15, 2014

Planetary Radio Live at Yuri’s Night—Under Space Shuttle Endeavour

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Loretta Whitesides

Flight Director/Yuri's Night Founder, Zero Gravity Corporation/Yuri's Night

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George Whitesides

President and CEO, Virgin Galactic

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Ron Garan

Founder, Fragile Oasis and the Manna Energy Foundation

We’re back at the California Science Center, final home of Endeavour, the shuttle that made 25 flights into space. Join the party as we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of humanity’s transition to spacefaring species with Yuri’s Night Executive Director Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Virgin Galactic CEO and Yuri’s Night co-founder George Whitesides, and astronaut Ron Garan, who heads Fragile Oasis. You’ll also get a Curiosity update from Emily Lakdawalla, and we’ll find out what happened this week in space history with Bruce Betts.

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Yuri's Night LA 2014 poster
Planetary Radio Yuri's Night Hosts

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Planetary Radio Yuri's Night Hosts
Planetary Radio Host Mat Kaplan, Astronaut and Fragile Oasis Founder Ron Garan, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, Yuri’s Night Executive Director Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides on stage at Yuri’s Night Los Angeles.
The Planetary Radio Live audience

Mat Kaplan

The Planetary Radio Live audience
The Planetary Radio Live audience under shuttle Endeavour at the California Science Center for Yuri’s Night LA.

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