Episode 327: The Little Asteroid That Couldn't

On this episode of Talking Space, we get an update on STS-135. We discuss past issues, and the launch date of Atlantis on her final flight. Remember Talking Space will be there! For all the information, check out any page on our website, / and join us live. Please remember this was recorded before the Final Flight Readiness Review (FFRR). As an update: NASA managers have given Atlantis a "go" for launch on July 8th at 11:26am EDT. We talk about Mark's interview with the 135 astronauts, White Sands landing facility closing, and even Mark going inside Discovery! We move on to the restoration of the Soviet shuttle, Buran, and an asteroid that came awfully close to our home planet. We finish off with the Shuttle Landing Facility setting a world record.

To re-listen to our interview with Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart in which we discussed Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), check it out by clicking here

As is tradition with astronauts and dignitaries who enter the shuttle through the Orbiter Processing Facility 2 (OPF-2) White Room, Mark Ratterman signed for the Talking Space team. Credit: Mark Ratterman'

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

Show Recorded - 6/27/2011

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