Episode 412: The Power of Pluto

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss the mystery and concern surrounding the upcoming North Korean rocket launch. We then discuss the current situation of Plutonium-238 and if it's as bad as was reported or not. We then discuss some former NASA members becoming entrepreneurs.On our second go-around, we discuss a record that we almost tied for, but lost because of Pluto. We then talk about an all too popular topic on this show, space junk. Then, Mark talks about the history of the T-38 and if it's still important with the shuttle program over. On our final go around, we make a VERY special announcement regarding our shows.

SPOILER:

Talking Space will be covering the final retirements of the space shuttles throughout the month of April. Mark will be covering Discovery's departure from KSC, Gene will be covering Discovery's arrival in Washinton DC and Enterprise's departure, and Sawyer will be covering Enterprise's landing in New York City. Listen to the episode to hear exactly what we'll each be doing.

Due to this schedule, we will have a show next week, April 18th, however, there will be no show on April 25th. We will return with a space shuttle special on May 2nd.

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

Show Recorded - 4/9/2012

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