Episode 222: A Pain in the Asteroid

On this show, we discuss a policy to be released by President Obama about future space policies and international cooperation. At this time, the report is already released, but we discussed what we predicted, and listen up for a short episode to be released shortly discussing the outcome of it. We then continue to talk about Sen. John Glenn's letter regarding human spaceflight. To read Gene's blog post on it, visit our Team Blog page. We then also discuss a possible plan to land on an asteroid by 2025 and the delays of STS-133 and STS-134. Finally, we discuss Mark's time at the NASA Family Education Night as part of its Summer of Innovation program.

Below are two images which were taken from the event at the Astronaut Hall of Fame as part of NASA's Summer of Innovation program:

In the Astronaut Hall of Fame near NASA's Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida, Lania Rosengren, a NASA Education Specialist with the University of Central Florida, demonstrates how hot water, when poured onto super-cold liquid nitrogen, creates a huge cloud of fog during the first NASA family education night event. Photo credit: NASA/Jack PfallerThe sign to the entrance of the Astronaut Hall of Fame which hosted the first NASA family education night event. Photo credit: Mark Ratterman











Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka, and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 6/27/2010

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