Planetary Radio • Aug 09, 2016
Subcontractors: Making Space Happen
On This Episode
Program Director for USC Center for Economic Development
G. Marie Talnack
Director of Technology Transfer for Cal Poly Pomona
Senior Engineer for Nye Lubricants
Regional Engineering Manager, Western Regional Sales for Nye Lubricants
You may never hear their names, but there are thousands of small to medium-sized companies without which space exploration and development wouldn’t happen. Bill Nye talks about STEAMed education through space, and Bruce Betts previews what may be a really great meteor shower. Emily Lakdawalla is on vacation.
- Advanced Manufacturing Partnership for Southern California (AMP SoCal)
- Nye Lubricants
- August 18, 2016 LA Moonwalk
- Join The Planetary Society’s STEAM Team!
- Back to school: LightSail 2 and Prox-1 provide unique experience for university students
This week's prizes are a gorgeous Chop Shop Beyond Earth poster, a Planetary Society rubber asteroid and a 200-point iTelescope.net astronomy account.
This week's question:
What is the name of the second tallest mountain on Mars?
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, August 16th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What spacecraft flew past comet 19P/Borrelly in 2001?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is the highest award given by NASA? It can only be earned by astronauts, the President awards it in Congress’ name, and does so on the recommendation of NASA.
The highest honor awarded by NASA, available only to astronauts, is the Congressional Space Medal of Honor.