Planetary Radio • Nov 13, 2012

Celebrating Carl Sagan With Lou Friedman, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne and More

On This Episode

Chas Beichman

Executive Director for NExScI

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Louis D. Friedman

Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus for The Planetary Society

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Emily Lakdawalla

Solar System Specialist for The Planetary Society

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

Lynda Obst

Film and television producer for Lynda Obst Productions

Kip Thorne

Richard Feynman Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Physics for CalTech

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Melissa Rice

Mastcam-Z Co-Investigator and Assistant Professor of Geology at Western Washington University

November 9 was Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan's birthday, so we gathered a few of his close friends and several young scientists he inspired in front of a live audience. They also helped us celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th anniversary! You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, renowned physicist Kip Thorne, “Contact” producer Lynda Obst, Planetary Society co-founder Lou Friedman, NExScI Executive Director Chas Beichman and many more.

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What was the first and only radio station to broadcast the first episode of Planetary Radio?

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What was the last space mission that launched exactly two people?

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What is the orbital period of Ceres?

Answer:
Approximately 4.6 Earth years, or exactly one Cerean year