Episode 220: The Eagle is Down and the Falcon is Up

On this episode, we are rejoined again by Gina, but are also rejoined by @CraftLass. In this show, we discuss the upcoming STS-133 mission schedule for September and the 2010 Astronaut Hall of Fame induciton ceremony as described by Gina.

We then go into our major topic, the successful launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launch, which was commercially launched with minimal support from NASA. A big thanks to listeners Alex Shimp (@shimpster), @sciencenate/@MrTubbs220 and @Kiki_Gaviln for their comments on the launch. Remember you can get your comments in to us! For more information, check out our Contact Us page.

We also talk about the Boeing X-51 "Waverider" going hypersonic, the WISE demise, and SOFIA's first light. Lastly, Gene and CraftLass discuss the New York City World Science Festival Tweetup.

To watch the 2010 Astronaut Hall of Fame inducition ceremony, you can watch the full event on YouTube here: http://tinyurl.com/astrohalloffame. Also, for more information on the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, check out http://astronautscholarshipfoundation.org.

For more information on SOFIA, visit http://www.sofia.usra.edu/

To help sign the petition to bring a space shuttle to NYC as mentioned in the show, visithttp://shuttle2nyc.com

Closing music is "Above the Sky" by CraftLass, and can be downloaded from her websitehttp://craftlass.com or on iTunes at http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/above-the-sky/id366098402

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

Show Recorded - 6/7/2010

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