Planetary Radio • Sep 30, 2014
A Conversation With Congressman Lamar Smith
On This Episode
Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee for U.S. House of Representatives
The Chairman of the powerful Science, Space and Technology Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives joins us for a talk about planetary science, Europa, a human flyby of Mars and much more. Emily Lakdawalla celebrates the arrival of two new spacecraft at the Red Planet. Bill Nye reports on the very successful test of the LightSail solar sail. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan learn just how “hot” a stolen moon rock can get!
- Planetary Science Gets its Day in Congress
- Jim Bell Talks About His Congressional Testimony on Planetary Radio
- Political Advocacy—Save Our Science!
- LightSail Sails Through Day-in-the-Life Test
- Reflecting on the Success of India’s Mars Orbiter Mission
- MAVEN Returns First Images of Mars’ Atmosphere
This week's prize is a Planetary Radio v2.1 T-shirt.
This week's question:
What was the nickname given to the first pulsar ever discovered?
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Last week's question:
How many orbiters has NASA attempted to send to Mars? How many were successful?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What country’s goodwill moon rock was stolen but returned in 2003 after it was recovered by a U.S. sting operation?
The moon rock given to Honduras was recovered in a US sting operation and returned to the Central American nation.