Planetary Radio • Apr 18, 2018

Yuri’s Night 2018!

On This Episode

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Anousheh Ansari

Citizen astronaut and Ansari X-Prize founder

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Nicole Stott

Astronaut, aquanaut and artist

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George Whitesides

President and CEO for Virgin Galactic

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

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Mike Simmons

Founder and former leader for Astronomers Without Borders

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Robert Picardo

Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Actor

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Bruce Betts

Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society

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Mat Kaplan

Planetary Radio Host and Producer 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.

Astronaut Nicole Stott and Mat Kaplan at Yuri’s Night LA 2018
Astronaut Nicole Stott and Mat Kaplan at Yuri’s Night LA 2018 Mat Kaplan
Yuri’s Night founder Loretta Whitesides presents an award to Anousheh Ansari
Yuri’s Night founder Loretta Whitesides presents an award to Anousheh Ansari Mat Kaplan
Bill Nye on stage at the 2018 Yuri’s Night celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour
Bill Nye on stage at the 2018 Yuri’s Night celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour Mat Kaplan
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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?

Answer:

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.

Answer:

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.