It was a grand night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. CEO Bill Nye led the Planetary Society’s 35th anniversary party with guests including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Deputy NASA Administrator Dava Newman. We present a very brief sampling of the celebration. Also, Emily Lakdawalla talks maps, while Jason Davis and Casey Dreier report on the planning workshop that has begun the process of deciding where humans will someday land on Mars. A barbershop quartet introduces Bruce Betts’ Random Space Fact on What’s Up.
- Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson, & Fans Celebrate Past & Future of Space Exploration at Planetary Society’s 35th Anniversary
- New Symphony of Science Created for the Planetary Society: “Beyond the Horizon”
- “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait Writes in Slate About 35th Anniversary
- Complete Soundtrack for the More to Explore 35th Anniversary Celebration
This week's prizes are a lovely Planetary Radio t-shirt and a 200-point account on iTelescope.net’s global network of telescopes!
This week's question:
Prior to the International Space Station, what was the record for continuous human habitation in space?
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Last week's question:
What was Carl Sagan’s middle name?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
As of 1980 AND 2015, how many asteroids had been explored by spacecraft either by flyby or orbiter? Here’s a hint: There were zero in 1980.
While no asteroids had been visited in 1980, 12 have by 2015.