Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

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Title : Awesome Astronomy March 2022 Space Exploration

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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The Discussion:

  • A little bit of singing to brighten your day and abuse your ears
  • It’s Messier Marathon season
  • A Messier challenge
  • A great listeners’ email on naming space missions

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

  • Space Forge’s reusable satellites demonstrator
  • ESA’s demonstrator for extracting oxygen from the lunar surface
  • The countdown to the death of NASA’s Mars Insight lander
  • SpaceX’s Starship developments
  • The future for ExoMars and the ISS

Main news story: The knock on effects to cooperation in space caused by the situation in Ukraine.

Nebulae: Our section of the show explaining every type of nebulae in the galaxy that you can oberse or image for yourself. This month we cover Reflection Nebulae.

Bio: Awesome Astronomy is a podcast beamed direct from an underground bunker on Mars to promote science, space and astronomy (and enslave Earth if all goes well).

Today’s sponsor:  Big thanks to our Patreon supporters this month: Rob Leeson, David Bowes, Ron Diehl, Brett Duane, Benett Bolek, Mary Ann, Frank Frankovic, Michael Freedman, Kim Hay, Steven Emert, Frank Tippin, Rani Bush, Jako Danar, Joseph J. Biernat, Nik Whitehead, Semyon Torfason, Michael W, Cherry Wood, Steve Nerlich, Steven Kluth, James K Wood, Katrina Ince, Phyllis Foster, Don Swartwout, Barbara Geier, Steven Jansen

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