Episode 421: News and Inside Discovery Views-Part 2

On this episode, we talk about China's second docking attempt, except this time manual, and discuss the future of the Chinese space program and how the United States might react. We then discuss updates on the Space Launch System (SLS) and talk about our opinions on NASA's next program. Of course, the important part of this episode is the second part of Mark Discovers Discovery: Extended Edition. This time, we hear from some of the astronauts from Discovery's final flight, STS-133. Lastly, we get a listener question from Mark Zaugg on the gap between the Apollo and Shuttle program, as well as the significance of Mark's interviews.

Thanks to Mark Z. for sending in his audio question. You can send your question in text form or as a .mp3 to mailbag@talkingspaceonline.com and we may answer it on the air!

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

Show Recorded - 6/25/2012 with additional recordings on 6/27/2012

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