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.
- Rod Pyle
- Amazing Stories of the Space Age
- Declassified planning images for the Manned Orbiting Laboratory
- Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar
- Europa Lander Study 2016 Report
- Planetary Radio Live—Incoming! Studying and Avoiding Near-Earth Asteroids and Comets
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.
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, February 21st at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What was the first star to be photographed besides the Sun? It has been used to define zero magnitude on the stellar brightness scale.
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Who sculpted the Fallen Astronaut statue left on the moon by the Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott?
Belgian artist Paul Van Hoeydonck created the Fallen Astronaut statue left on the moon by Apollo 15 astronaut Dave Scott.