Episode 411: The '411' on Space News

On this episode of Talking Space, we take a look at another CBS "60 Minutes" piece, except this time on the current condition of Florida's "Space Coast" after the end of the shuttle program. We then discuss some congressional hearings involving some commercial spaceflight. Following that we talk about sustaining a space to ground network. On our second go-around, we discuss the Express AM-4 satellite and the questionable call to deorbit it. We then discuss an update on SpaceX as well as the questionable future of ESA's ATV. We then discuss another use for Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. On our final go-around, we discuss a milestone for the Space Launch System. We talk about plans to recover engines from Apollo 11 off the ocean floor. Lastly, we discuss an interesting slide show released by the Goddard Space Flight Center. 

To view the 60 minutes piece, or to read the transcript if outside of the USA, visit http://cbsn.ws/HmUTRq

Also, to view the Goddard video discussed by Mark, check out http://geeked.gsfc.nasa.gov

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

Show Recorded - 4/2/2012

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