Episode 420: News and Inside Discovery Views-Part 1

On thiis episode, we take one trip around the table. First, we discuss the recent successful launch of the Shenzhou-9, China's manned mission containing the first female "taikonaut" and the implications this has around the world. We then talk about the return of the US Air Force's X-37B and talk about some of the secrecy surrounding the ship. Lastly, we have another installment of "Mark Discovers Discovery" from Marks trip to the Kennedy Space Center to cover the departure of Discovery to the Smithsonian. In part 1 of Mark's 2 part extravaganza loaded with clips, we hear from members who worked on the shuttle and/or its retirement: Bart Panullo, Dorothy Rasco, Kevin Templin, and Stephanie Stilson. We also hear from STS-133 astronaut Dr. Michael Barratt.

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

Show Recorded - 6/18/2012

Listen now: