Feb 14th: Awesome Astronomy Space Exploration Roundup

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Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

Title :Awesome Astronomy Space Exploration Roundup

Link : www.awesomeastronomy.com

Description:   The Discussion: The film Moon, boring lectures & seminars, the age before mobile telephony, AweAst live shows & drinks with listeners, and listeners’ suggestions for NASA spacecraft branding.

The News: Rounding up the space exploration news this month we have:

  • Growing plants on another world
  • SpaceX launch satellites on reusable rockets
  • How to paint a Mars rover
  • A less than rose-tinted look at SpaceX’ current predicament
  • Scotland’s spaceport’s fight with nature
  • The beginning of the next space arms race

Main news story: New Horizons at Ultima Thule

The Debate: Ralph poses his own question for Jen & Paul to do battle: what spacecraft would you like to see commissioned if money were no object?

Q&A: Listeners’ questions via email, Facebook & Twitter take us on a journey into the astronomy issues that have always plagued our understanding or stretched our credulity. This month we take a look at SpaceX’ next big push:

What’s going on at SpaceX’s Boca Chico facility in Texas?? Gavin Price, UK.

Today’s sponsor: This episode of 365 days Of Astronomy is sponsored by Brian Jackson in honour of My wife (June Jackson) and Mother Rose Jackson). Dedication text: In loving memory of my mother, Rose Jackson, who instilled in me a love of learning and in dedication to my wife, June Jackson, who inspires me and shares my love of the stars.

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