Episode 312: Space Flight Gives You Wiiings

On this episode of Talking Space, Sawyer returns from his two week absence. We start with Mark's adventures ofr STS-134 at the Kennedy Space Center and learn more about the crew, the payload, and the preparaitons for this mission. Next we move on to discuss the first images returned from a spacecraft orbiting Mercury. We talk about what we believed would be the Falcon 9 Heavy rocket announcement, and it turns out, as of April 5th, the announcement of the vehicle was made. We were right on the money! Find out about it in the show. We move on to the lack of signal from our rover friend Spirit and discuss the retirement of Burt Rutan. We then move onto NASA's song contest, and finally discuss how NASA and Victoria's Secret come together. 

To vote in NASA's song contest, please visit: https://songcontest.nasa.gov 

The Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center as ominous storm clouds approached/Courtesy: NASAA view of Endeavour from inside the Vehicle Assembly Building on the night of her rollout/Credit: Mark Ratterman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Show Recorded - 4/3/2011

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