Jan 13th: Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Houston

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Podcaster:  Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison, Dave Dickinson & Yoav Landsman

Title: Weekly Space Hangout: Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Houston

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org

You can watch the video in: http://youtu.be/ZOR-_ESnsMU


This Week’s Stories:

  • Dave Dickinson’s new book! “101 Astronomical Events for 2017”
  • This week in Musk! SpaceX’s latest launch slips to Saturday, Jan 14th…
  • NASA planetary missions scheduled!
  • TESS to launch in late ’17 or early ’18.
  • Cassini mission ends. :^(
  • New Horizons does a KBO fly-by at the end of 2018.
  • OsirisRex does an Earth fly-by Sept 22.
  • JUNO mission ends in ’18.
  • Mars INSIGHT launches in ’18.
  • JWST launches in ’18 also.
  • Discovery Class missions to asteroids to launch! 16 Psyche & LUCY visits the Trojans!
  • GLXP competition heats up!
  • UAE is set to launch Mars HOPE mission in 2020.

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today

Special Guest: Abigail “Astronaut Abby” Harrison ( http://astronautabby.com/ / @AstronautAbby ). Abigail is the founder of The Mars Generation nonprofit. Currently a sophomore at Wellesley College in Massachusetts majoring in Astrobiology and Russian. Harrison is positioned to enter a PhD program upon graduation and continue her pursuit of becoming a scientist, astronaut and member of the first human crew to land on Mars in the 2030’s. Hundreds of thousands of supporters from around the world follow her journey to becoming an astronaut via the blog Harrison authors at AstronautAbby.org.

Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )
Yoav Landsman ( @MasaCritit )

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