Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about missions and spacecraft you thought you knew. Bill Nye throws his support behind a just-released Europa lander study conducted by NASA. Who’s that artist with a statue on the moon? Bruce Betts will tell all in this week’s What’s Up.
National Reconnaissance Office
Artist’s concept of the 1960s Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL)
This week's prizes are a signed copy of Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age, a Planetary Radio t-shirt, now available in both men’s and women’s styles. Also, a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account, and a Planetary Society rubber asteroid.
This week's question:
Name the person who is not from the Soviet Union, Russia or the United States who has spent the most time in space.