We celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing with the reprise of a conversation with author and NBC space reporter Jay Barbree about his trusted friend Neil Armstrong. Jason Davis brings us a special report on NASA’s 2020 Mars rover. Emily Lakdawalla reminds us that New Horizons at Pluto was anything but the end of exploration in our solar system. Bruce Betts poses a fascinating question in this week’s What’s Up trivia contest.
- “Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight”
- Pluto Is Not the End
- Mars 2020 rover rolls into final design and fabrication phase
- Horizon Goal: A new reporting series on NASA’s Journey to Mars
- Apollo 11 Landing Site
This week's prizes are a Planetary Radio t-shirt, a Planetary Society rubber asteroid and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
If you landed at the same latitude and longitude on Earth as Apollo 11 did on the moon, what country would you be in?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at email@example.com no later than Tuesday, July 26th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What instrument on Juno sounds most like something from a Star Wars movie?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is the total power output of Juno at the distance of Jupiter from the Sun?
Juno’s giant solar panels are generating between 400 and 500 watts of electricity as it orbits Jupiter.