Planetary Radio • Jul 22, 2014

Keith Cowing and the ISEE-3 Rebooters

Please accept marketing-cookies to listen to this podcast.

Download MP3

On This Episode

Keith Cowing

Editor for SpaceRef and NASA Watch

They have generated excitement, enthusiasm and support throughout the world. The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has succeeded in gaining control over the 36-year old spacecraft, but will they be able to move it? Emily Lakdawalla returns with comet news and her very own asteroid. Bill Nye gets us from the Pacific Ocean to the edge of the solar system. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan explain why pieces of a space station shared the stage with Miss Universe.

Signal transmission to ISEE-3
Signal transmission to ISEE-3 Image: Alessondra Springmann

Related Links:

This week's prize is a Planetary Radio T-shirt.

This week's question:

On Apollo 11, what was used to make a broken circuit breaker work on the Lunar Module so that it could leave the moon?

To submit your answer:

Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, July 29, at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

What is the approximate area of the LightSail sails?


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

On what highly-publicized, international stage were parts of Skylab displayed?


The Skylab debris was displayed on stage at the 1979 Miss Universe contest in Perth, Australia.