Two missions are coming together in a high bay clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SMAP and ISS RapidScat went on display for a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla provide special coverage. Bill Nye says goodbye to Kepler’s exoplanet discoveries. Bruce Betts reveals the first human-created object to be successfully recovered from space during What’s Up.
- VIDEO: In the JPL High Bay With SMAP, ISS RapidScat, Charles Elachi and Charlie Bolden
- BLOG: SMAP Under Construction: Fieldtrip to JPL
- Kepler Mission Homepage
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This week's question:
In what galaxy did a supernova appear this year?
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Last week's question:
What were the two most recent missions launched specifically to explore Venus, and what have been their fates?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
What was the first object successfully recovered from orbit?
Discoverer 13's return capsule in August of 1960