On This Episode
Citizen astronaut and Ansari X-Prize founder
Astronaut, aquanaut and artist
Virgin Galactic advisory board member
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Founder and former leader for Astronomers Without Borders
Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Actor, Member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society
Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space. Join him at the Los Angeles celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour. You’ll hear conversations with astronauts Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy. Then test your space history and trivia knowledge with Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts.
- Yuri’s Night-World Space Party
- Astronaut Nicole Stott
- Virgin Galactic
- Virgin Orbit
- Astronomers Without Borders and Global Astronomy Month
- The Planetary Post
- Anousheh Ansari
- Planetary Radio Associate Producer MaryLiz Bender attended the first-ever Yuri's Night Space Coast celebration at the Kennedy Space Center. Listen to her report.
This week's question:
In Greek mythology, who were Andromeda’s mother and father? All three are constellations.
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 25th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What was the first nebula observed that was tied to a supernova seen by humans?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is currently the second farthest spacecraft from Earth? It does not need to be currently functioning.
The second farthest spacecraft from Earth is Pioneer 10, which was last heard from in 2003, and won’t be destroyed by Klingons till 2287.