Episode 511: Crew, Cargo and a Quiz

We're not foolin' on this April Fools Day episode, recorded April 1st. We discuss some ISS news, with the new members of the Expedition 35 crew arriving to the station in under six hours, and our thoughts on whether it's a good idea or not. We then discuss a cool experiment onboard the station called ISERV. On our second trip around the table, we discuss SpaceX's CRS-2 mission coming to an end and some interesting things Elon Musk said on a teleconference. Also, we check in on the other member of the COTS program, Orbital. We then talk about a special anniversary for SpaceX. On our final trip around the table, we discuss a NASA PSA that is being petitioned to be shown before the new Star Trek movie, and why some of us think that might actually be a bad idea. We then talk about an engine test by XCOR which could affect a couple of different other companies. Lastly, we can't pass up a good joke, and the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) came through with Moon or Frying Pan.

For more on SERVIR and ISERV, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/servir/iserv_130325.html.

To view the SpaceX "First 11 Years" video, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujX6CuRELFE&feature=youtu.be

Lastly, for a good laugh, can you differentiate between a moon or frying pan? Find out at http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=30890

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

Show Recorded 04/01/2013

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