Planetary Radio • Apr 10, 2019
Celebrating Yuri’s Night with Legendary Astronaut Story Musgrave
On This Episode
Retired NASA Astronaut
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Senior Editor for The Planetary Society
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
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.
- Beresheet about to land
- Yuri’s Night
- Story Musgrave
- Planetary Society “Where We Are” Mission Page
- 2007 OR10 Needs a Name!
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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?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, April 17th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
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.