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Podcaster: Host : Dr. Pamela Gay ; Guest: Dr. Ralph Lorenz, Dr. Morgan Rehnberg, Beth Johnson

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Title: Weekly Space Hangout –  Amy Ross, NASA Spacesuit Designer

Link: Cosmoquest: http://cosmoquest.org

Description:  Today’s story:

  • Lava worlds. Love it!
  • The source of the plumes on Europa.
  • Estimating the accuracy of climate models.

Host: Fraser Cain ( @fcain )

Special Guest: This week we are airing Fraser’s pre-recorded interview with Dr. Ralph Lorenz, planetary scientist and aerospace engineer from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. Ralph is the Mission Architect for the upcoming Dragonfly mission, and the author of the new book, “Saturn’s Moon Titan Owners’ Workshop Manual”.

Ralph was a member of the Cassini Radar team, and helped to develop the Huygens Surface Science Package. He has played a major role in the definition of a range of US and European Titan mission concepts, from airships and hot-air balloons, through airplanes, landers and even a submarine. Thomson–Reuters Sciencewatch in 2011 named Ralph Lorenz as one of the world’s top planetary scientists by impact. He is currently working on a design study adopted by NASA for a quadcopter probe named ‘Dragonfly’, designed to explore Titan.

Ralph’s latest book is Saturn’s Moon Titan Owners’ Workshop Manual (Haynes, 2020) which is available on Amazon and directly through Haynes (https://haynes.com/en-gb/saturns-moon-titan-owners-workshop-manual).

Regular Guests:

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