Episode 504: It Was the Best and Worst of Times

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss Iran's claims of having launched a monkey into space, and discuss whether we think it happened or not. We then discuss the new guy on the block of asteroid mining: Deep Space Industries, and discuss what they're doing and what it means. On our second trip around the table, we discuss the Intrepid Museum crowdsourcing photos of Enterprise for a temporary exhibit. We then discuss an editorial written about the SLS, and look at if it's still worth building and flying. Next, we discuss some updates on the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM). On our final trip around the table, we get somber and discuss the deadliest space accident that few have heard about: Intelsat 708. Lastly, we discuss NASA's Remembrance Week, honoring the crews of Apollo 1, STS-51L Challenger, and STS-107 Columbia. We discuss what they would think of where our space program is today.

To submit your pictures of Enterprise, visit http://photos.intrepidmuseum.org/14493787

To view the Google+ Hangout about RRM, visit http://youtu.be/WMV5j0w9VfA

To read the article on Intelsat 708, visit http://www.airspacemag.com/history-of-flight/Disaster-at-Xichang-187496561.html

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

Show Recorded - 1/28/2013

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