In this final episode of 2009, the panel discusses the recent rumors regarding a meeting with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and President Barack Obama about the future of NASA, and the possible scrapping of the Ares-1 for a Heavy Lift Vehicle, or HLV. We also discuss some comments made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D. California) regarding her dislike for human space flight. Warning, if you have something in your hand while listening, be careful. You may throw something when you hear these comments! Then, since it’s not only the end of the year, but also the end of the decade, we discuss our favorite topics related to space in 2009 as well as our favorite space-related stories of the first decade of the 21st Century.
Hosts this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka and, Mark Ratterman.
Show Recorded - Monday, 12/21/2009