Planetary Radio • Jul 15, 2014
Planetary Radio Live: The LightSail Countdown Begins!
On This Episode
Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society
Past President (2008-2020), Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University; Principal Investigator, NASA Perseverance rover Mastcam-Z instruments
Science Fiction Author, Futurist, Astrophysicist, and Planetary Society Advisory Council member
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
Senior Editor for The Planetary Society
Founder and President for Boreal Space
President of FreeFall Aerospace and of the Space Science and Exploration Consulting Group
LightSail, the Planetary Society’s innovative solar sail cubesat, will ride into space on the huge SpaceX Falcon Heavy, now in development. Bill Nye joins a live celebration of this announcement with guests including author David Brin, Project Manager Doug Stetson and many more. Excerpts of the webcast are featured in this week’s episode. The evening ends with a live solar sailing edition of What’s Up with Bruce Betts.
- LightSail Has a Launch Date!
- Watch the Complete Webcast Video
- Flickr Album with Images of LightSail Celebration
- SpaceX Falcon Heavy
This week's prize is a LightSail vest AND a LightSail polo shirt.
This week's question:
What is the approximate area of the LightSail sails?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, July 22, at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
On what highly-publicized, international stage were parts of Skylab displayed?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
How many moons has Cassini discovered at Saturn?
Seven moons of Saturn have been discovered by the Cassini spacecraft, with an eighth possibly forming.