Planetary Radio • Jul 06, 2009

The End of Ulysses -- How Engineers Kept It Alive So Long

On This Episode

Nigel Angold

Ulysses Mission Operations Manager

The European Space Agency's Nigel Angold reveals how the Ulysses spacecraft was kept alive well into 2009 to continue its exploration of the Sun. Bill Nye sees spaceports popping up all over even though there's still no permanent NASA Administrator. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan begin a What's Up celebration of the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 with a special space trivia contest.