Planetary Radio • Apr 19, 2016

Exploring Europa and Mining Asteroids at Yuri’s Night

On This Episode

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Chris Lewicki

President and Chief Asteroid Miner for Planetary Resources

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Bob Pappalardo

Europa Clipper Mission Project Scientist for Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Bobak Ferdowsi

Senior Systems Engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Marcia Fiamengo

Future Astronaut for Virgin Galactic

Our special coverage from the Los Angeles Yuri’s Night party continues with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources along with Bob Pappalardo and Bobak “Mohawk Guy” Ferdowsi who are preparing an orbiter for Jupiter’s ocean world Europa. Emily Lakdawalla takes us on a 3D trek across Mars. Bill Nye reports on the just-completed 2016 Space Symposium. Bruce Betts reveals the identity of the first astronaut to lose his lunch in space.

Bob Pappalardo and Bobak Ferdowsi at Yuri’s Night
Bob Pappalardo and Bobak Ferdowsi at Yuri’s Night Mat Kaplan
Steve Hicks and future Virgin Galactic astronaut Marcia Fiamengo
Steve Hicks and future Virgin Galactic astronaut Marcia Fiamengo Mat Kaplan
Marcia’s tattoo
Marcia’s tattoo Mat Kaplan
3D object printed from pulverized meteorite
3D object printed from pulverized meteorite Planetary Resources/3D Systems
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This week's question:

What is the name of 90482 Orcus’ moon?

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Last week's question:

What moon in our solar system has a massive equatorial ridge running three quarters of the way around it?

Answer:

The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

Who was the first person to vomit in space?

Answer:

Among Gherman Titov’s many space firsts was the first rainbow smile.