Planetary Radio • Apr 10, 2019

Celebrating Yuri’s Night with Legendary Astronaut Story Musgrave

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Story Musgrave

Retired NASA Astronaut

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

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Jason Davis

Senior Editor for The Planetary Society

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society

The Los Angeles celebration of Yuri’s Night came six days early this year. It attracted hundreds of space party animals, along with celebrities like Bill Nye and Story Musgrave. Host Mat Kaplan talked with both under the wing of space shuttle Endeavour. Jason Davis is counting down to Space IL’s attempt to soft land Beresheet on the Moon. “Where We Are” is a great new visual feature of the Planetary Society. Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to it. There’s a lot to see in the night sky! Get a What’s Up preview from Bruce Betts.

Mat Kaplan interviewing retired NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave
Mat Kaplan interviewing retired NASA Astronaut Story Musgrave Image: Andrew Pauly
Yuri's Night LA 2019
Yuri's Night LA 2019 Image: photo by @pinguinokolb on Instagram
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye speaking for 2019 Yuri's Night in LA
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye speaking for 2019 Yuri's Night in LA Image: Andrew Pauly

This week's question:

What telescope was used to discover the soon-to-be-named 2007 OR10, Eris, Quaoar, Sedna, Orcus and other distant objects?

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Last week's question:

Where in the solar system, but not on Earth, is a feature named Mozart?


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the March 27th space trivia contest question:

On what types of bodies have we landed spacecraft that have transmitted (survived) after landing? Hint: Planets are one type.


Spacecraft have landed on planets, moons, asteroids, and one comet.