Episode 341: Deep 'Space.com' Travel

On this episode of Talking Space, we continue our discussion of the 100 Year Star Ship Symposium with an interview conducted by Mark with Space.com Senior Writer Clara Moskowitz. Afterwards, we get a special report from friend of the show and composer of all of our music Todd Cecilio. Todd reports on STS-135 commander Chris Ferguson's trip to the Franklin Institute Science Museum where he returned a piece of their planetarium which had flown in space. We then discuss Boeing's desire to use the US military X-37 B for commercial purposes. We move on, afterwards, to a discussion about the possibility of Europe becoming involved with the design for the service module of the Orion/Space Launch System. Lastly, we discuss Mark Kelly's retirement from the Navy and the special guest who was their to participate in the event.

For more information on Clara Moskowitz, follow her on Twitter as @claramoskowitz and be sure to read hear articles on Space.com.

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gina Herlihy, Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman. Included in this episode is Senior Writer for Space.com Clara Moskowitz and friend of the show Todd Cecilio.

Show Recorded - 10/10/2011

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