Planetary Radio • Sep 06, 2016

Spinoffs! Sharing NASA Technology

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Daniel Lockney

Technology Transfer Program Executive for NASA Headquarters

In its nearly five decades, NASA has created or improved thousands of technologies, processes and innovations. Dan Lockney is in charge of making sure these solutions are found and utilized by industries and others in need. You really must see (and hear) the latest from Juno at Jupiter and the Rosetta comet probe. Bill Nye laments the loss of a SpaceX Falcon 9 even as he looks forward to the imminent launch of OSIRIS REx. This week’s space trivia contest is a jump back to the earliest days of humans in space.

NASA’s 2016 Spinoff Book
NASA’s 2016 Spinoff Book Image: <a href="">NASA</a>

This week's question:

Which Mercury program human missions landed in the Pacific Ocean?

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Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at [email protected] no later than Tuesday, September 13th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Last week's question:

Which Space Shuttle Orbiter was the only one to have traveled by land, sea and air? (Slightly tricky!)


The answer will be revealed next week.

Question from the week before:

What is the apparent brightness ranking of the Scorpius star Antares in the night sky?


Antares is the 15th brightest star in the night sky.