Episode 508: Rovers and Couples Seeing Red

On this episode of Talking Space, we return from our two week break refreshed and ready to cover the latest space news. We discuss SpaceX's CRS-2 launch, the minor issue that occurred, and how they handled the issue from a media relations point of view. We then discuss a bit of corrupted data on the main computer aboard the Mars rover Curiosity and what that means for MSL. On our second trip around the table, we discuss Dennis Tito's plan to send a couple on a journey of a lifetime-to orbit Mars by 2018. We then discuss some space debris news, and how a Challenger Center is getting involved. We then talk about the Google Science Fair, what it is, and how you can get your child involved. On our final trip around the table, we answer three listener questions. M. Scott Worthington asks us about Pluto, Evan Burton asks us about space shuttle facts, and Buck Field asks us about faster than light, or FTL, travel and its feasibility.

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

Show Recorded - 3/11/2013

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