Podcaster: Ralph, Paul  & Jenni

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Title : Awesome Astronomy April 2022 Space Exploration Show

Organization: Awesome Astronomy

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The Discussion:

  • Watching a SpaceX Starlink launch
  • Tales from this month’s AstroCamp star party
  • Jeni on the radio and TV again
  • A listener’s email on JWST’s first image.

The News

  • NASA’s moon rocket finally undergoes testing for the Artemis 1 moon mission next month!
  • Rocket Lab attempt to catch a falling rocket booster with a helicopter
  • Further affects of the war in Ukraine to the spaceflight industry
  • Jeff Bezos buys every western rocket (that’s not owned by Musk) for the next 5 years

The news discussion: The Axiom-1 mission to the International Space Station

Nebulas: A look at the weird and wonderful nebulae that you can see through telescopes or use to understand the interstellar medium and star formation. This month we close this segment of the show with a focus on Dark Nebulas.

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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