Planetary Radio • Aug 13, 2012

Planetary Radio Live at Planetfest 2012!

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G. Scott Hubbard

Advisory Council for The Planetary Society

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Andrew Chaikin

Author, Speaker, Space Historian

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

PlanRad Live welcomes former NASA Mars Czar Scott Hubbard, space historian and writer Andrew Chaikin and Bill Nye the Science Guy to a live conversation at Planetfest 2012, just a few hours before the triumphant landing of Curiosity on Mars. Host Mat Kaplan is also joined by Emily Lakdawalla, Bruce Betts and award-winning barbershop quartet Hi-Fidelity. We thank all the generous sponsors who helped make Planetfest 2012 such a terrific success!

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This week's question:
How many kilograms of plutonium dioxide are carried by the Curiosity rover?

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What was the unofficial NASA name for the mountain in the middle of Gale crater?  (Bruce Betts had him as a professor.)

Answer:
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Was there a contest two weeks ago?

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