Planetary Radio • May 31, 2017
Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians
On This Episode
Saeed Al Gergawi
Program Director for United Arab Emirates Mars 2117 Program
Apollo 11 Astronaut
President and CEO for Paragon Space Development Corporation
Senior Advisor to NASA and host of Gravity Assist
Head of the Office of Interational Science and Engineering for National Science Foundation
Founder and Editor for Space Policy Online
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Chief of Space Policy 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
He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Humans To Mars Summit. Bill Nye returns with his sense of awe turned up to eleven by the images of Jupiter returned by Juno. Casey Dreier finds good and bad news for science in the White House’s proposed 2018 budget. And there’s a lively night sky to explore in this week’s What’s Up segment.
- Buzz Aldrin
- Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, United Arab Republics
- NASA Planetary Sciences Division
- Paragon Space Development Corporation
- NSF Office of International Science and Engineering
- NASA's 2018 budget request is here, and we broke down the details
- Explore Mars
- Humans to Mars 2017 Webcast
This week's prizes are a Planetary Radio t-shirt, now available in both men’s and women’s styles, a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account, and a Planetary Radio sticker.
This week's question:
What star has the largest proper motion?
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Last week's question:
What is the name of the US mission that will slam a spacecraft into an asteroid in the 2020s as a kinetic impactor demonstration mission? It will be a test of our ability to change the path of a Near Earth Object.
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What Near Earth Asteroid will the Hayabusa 2 mission visit and return samples from?
Hayabusa 2 is headed for asteroid 162173 Ryugu.