On This Episode
The Honorable Doug Jones, Senator for Alabama
Director of Communications for US Space and Rocket Center
Retired NASA astronaut
Retired Manager of the Space Shuttle Projects Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society
Host Mat Kaplan begins a two-episode visit to Huntsville and the Marshall Space Flight Center, recorded this week at the US Space and Rocket Center with astronaut Don Thomas, 94-year-old Apollo engineer Alex McCool, and Alabama Senator Doug Jones. Bruce Betts sets us on a search for the nearest black hole in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest.
- U.S. Space and Rocket Center
- The Honorable Senator Doug Jones of Alabama
- Mat Kaplan’s Audio Walking Tour of the USSRC Davidson Center for Space Exploration with Alex McCool
- Remembering Apollo: Alex McCool (1994)—Marshall Space Flight Center Video
This week's question:
What is the closest black hole to Earth that we know of?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, September 5th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
Who is the Spitzer Space Telescope named after? (And don’t tell us, “a guy named Spitzer.”)
The answer will be revealed next week.
Answer to the August 15 space trivia contest question:
The Parker Solar Probe will flyby Venus seven times as it eases into its final orbit that passes close to the Sun.