Mar 12th: Alternative Ways to Space


Podcaster: Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay

astronomy-cast-high-rez-850x850Title:  Ep. 482: Alternative Ways to Space

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Description: Getting to space is all about rockets, but people are trying to figure out other methods that could carry payloads to orbit and beyond. Railguns, airplanes, tethers and more. Today we’ll talk about alternative methods of spaceflight.

Bio: Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today and Dr. Pamela Gay is a Director of Technology & Citizen Science, CosmoQuest, St. Louis. They team up to do Astronomy Cast, a weekly facts-based journey through the cosmos.

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