JPL’s Dave Doody doesn’t just fly around the solar system, he teaches others how. We talk about what students learn in his non-technical class, the Basics of Interplanetary Flight. Emily Lakdawalla has written a guide to delivering great presentations about planetary science or anything else! Bill Nye is following the ups and downs of funding for space exploration, while another lucky listener will win the Science Guy’s voice on his or her answering system during What’s Up with Bruce Betts.
- Dave Doody's Class--"Basics of Interplanetary Flight"
- JPL Basics of Space Flight Website
- BOOK: Deep Space Craft: An Overview of Interplanetary Flight
- BLOG: Emily's Guide to Delivering Better Conference Presentations
- BLOG: Bill Nye on a Major Political Victory--Save Our Science!
This week's prize is Bill Nye the Science Guy's voice on your answering system!
This week's question:
What reflective coating is used on the mirrors of the Chandra X-ray Observatory?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest no later than Monday, April 15, at 2pm Pacific Time.
Last week's question:
Where in the solar system is Ontario Lacus?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What is the term for where the solar wind slows down from supersonic to subsonic?
The termination shock