Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor Emeritus and founder, Space Policy Institute, The George Washington University
Space historian John Logsdon remembers American hero John Glenn. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye was a big fan of the Friendship 7 astronaut—less so the new Star Wars movie. Then we get an update on the Giant Magellan Telescope from Patrick McCarthy. Emily Lakdawalla explains how a Martian breeze has made the Curiosity rover’s work more challenging. John Glenn is also the focus of this week’s space trivia contest.
John Glenn in his Friendship 7 capsule orbiting Earth
John Glenn relaxes aboard ship after becoming the first American to orbit the Earth