Planetary Science funding from NASA is in trouble, so a delegation led by Bill Nye the Science Guy descended on Washington DC last week to sound the alarm. Planetary Society Advocacy chief Casey Dreier provides a report, and comments on the Society’s support for NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission. First though, an audio treat as we hear the director and cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness meet up with real spacefarers. Emily Lakdawalla has an update on the two Mars rovers, while Bruce Betts goes where no man has gone before in a Trek-influenced What’s Up segment.
- Casey Dreier's Blog: NASA Robs Planetary Science
- Press Release: Planetary Society Announces Conditional Support of NASA's Asteroid Mission
- 2013 Parsec Awards Nomination Page
- Emily Lakdawalla's Blog: Opportunity and Curiosity Updates
This week's prize is Bill Nye the Science Guy's voice welcoming your voicemail callers!
This week's question:
What planet in our solar system has the longest solar day?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest no later than Monday, May 20, at 2pm Pacific Time.
Last week's question:
Who was the only American astronaut to fly on consecutive missions?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Name the five largest moons in the solar system!
Ganymede, Titan, Callisto, Io, and Luna!