Episode 437: Robot of the Year Checks-In

On this episode of Talking Space, the smaller-than-usual crew takes on the red planet, looking at news that some say will be groundbreaking while others say it's no big deal. We then discuss Curiosity checking in on FourSquare and some unique wind patterns it picked up. On our second trip around the table, we discuss some SpaceX failures you might not have heard about. We then talk about a NASA spinoff that won't make you hurl and a video game character detected by Cassini. On our third trip around the table, we discuss the new home for NASA 905. We also discuss a retiring former astronaut who we interviewed on Episode 309 and the tale of how our website stayed up during Hurricane Sandy. We add in a last minute story on some unlikely space-related candidates for Time's Person of the Year People's Choice vote.

To vote for MSL, the Higgs-Boson, or Felix Baumgartner, visithttp://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2128881_2128882,00.html. Voting ends December 12th at 11:59pm EST.

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Member: Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 11/26/2012

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