24 spacecraft are either busy exploring the solar system or speeding toward an exciting destination. The Planetary Society's Senior Editor takes us on a whirlwind advance tour. Another SpaceX commercial launch is the lead-in to Bill Nye the Science Guy’s regular segment. Bruce Betts decides Mat needs professional help for his obsession regarding “Gravity.” Maybe a tour of the night sky and the chance to win a Year in Space wall calendar will cure him.
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- "Wake Up Rosetta!" Vote for Bill Nye and the Planetary Society's Entry
- A Photographer on Mars: Emily Lakdawalla Talks with Jim Bell
This week's prize is the 2014 Year In Space Wall Calendar!
This week's question:
What was the first power tool specifically designed for space use in 1964, according to NASA?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http:planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Monday, January 13, at 2pm Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
Who recorded the first observations that indicated Venus has phases like the Moon?
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the week before:
Around what location in space will the Gaia spacecraft orbit?
The Sun-Earth L2 Lagrange Point.