Planetary Radio • May 27, 2013

Live at the Space Tech Expo with Bill Nye, Xcor and Zero-G

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Andrew Nelson

COO and Vice President of Business Development for Xcor Aerospace

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Bill Nye

Chief Executive Officer for The Planetary Society

Michelle Peters

Director of Research and Education for Zero Gravity Corporation

PlanRad Live takes to the road again, this time visiting the Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, California for a conversation with enthusiastic team members from Xcor Aerospace, where they are building the Lynx spaceplane, and the Zero Gravity Corporation, whose “G-Force One” plane has allowed thousands of men and women to experience weightlessness. Bill Nye joined the fun on stage, and Bruce Betts arrived with t-shirts for the winners of the live What’s Up space trivia contest.  

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This week's question:
In what year did more humans launch into space than any other year?

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What planet in our solar system has the longest solar day?

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Who was the only American astronaut to fly on consecutive missions?

Astronaut Stephen Bowen, who flew on STS-132 and 133.