Oct 25th: Guest: Aileen Yingst, Space Geologist

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Podcaster: Host : Fraser Cain ; Guest : Dr. R. Aileen Yingst , Dr. Kimberly Cartier, Dave Dickinson, & Veranika (Nika) Klimovich

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout :  Guest: Aileen Yingst, Space Geologist

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Description:  Today’s story:

  • Updating planetary protection.
  • The first all-female spacewalk.
  • 3D printed meat on the ISS!
  • Did an ancient supernova force humans to walk upright?
  • The upcoming transit of Mercury.

Host: Fraser Cain

Special Guest: Dr. R. Aileen Yingst is a Senior Scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, a research institution headquartered in Tucson, AZ. She is Principal Investigator for the Heimdall camera system being built for a future lunar mission, and Deputy Principal Investigator for the Mars Handlens Imager instrument on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity. She is also a Co-Investigator on the newly-funded Dragonfly mission, an associate on the Dawn at Ceres mission and most recently served as Associate Principal Investigator on the Mars Exploration Rover Mission. Other missions that Dr. Yingst has worked on include Dawn at Vesta, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Polar Lander, and Galileo. Dr. Yingst served as Director of the Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium for 14 years.

Regular Guest:

Dr. Kimberly Cartier ( http://KimberlyCartier.org & @AstroKimCartier ) Dave Dickinson ( http://astroguyz.com/ & @Astroguyz )
Veranika (Nika) Klimovich ( @veranikaspace / Pictame: @nika_klim )

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