Episode 439: Is This The Real Life? Is This Just Fantasy?

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss the next Mars rover, set to launch in 2020. We then discuss the failure of a Russian booster...again. We then discuss light bulbs in space. On the second trip around the table, we discuss the Russian launch site in Kazakhstan, Baikonour, and how it may go back to Kazakh control. We then discuss the launch of the US Military's ecret X-37B space plane. We then discuss a special beacon. On our final trip around the table, we take a trip of a world of "fantasy". We discuss a petition to te US government to build a death star. We then discuss the "Golden Spike" project, which hopes to get humans to the moon by 2020. We finally discuss Mark Kelly's fabulous children's book, "Mousetronaut".

To view the website for the beacon at Mount Diablo, visit http://savemoutdiablo.org

To view the petition to increase NASA's budget, visit http://wh.gov/NITC

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

Show Recorded - 12/10/2012

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