Episode 515: Live Landings and Listener Letters

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss some ISS news, including the return of the Expedition 35 crew, which occurred during the recording of the episode. We then talk about the emergency repair that occurred onboard, as well as about Chris Hadfield and his as well as Canada's current and possible future contributions to the station. On our second trip around the table, we discuss an auction of some pretty important space memorabilia. We then talk about the rapidly-nearing conclusion of "Astronaut Abby's" campaign. Then, we discuss some health concerns about Mars and our future with the red planet. On our final trip around the table, we focus on listener-submitted content, including comments from last show's discussion of Mars vs. Asteroid, and a discussion about the anniversary of Skylab.

To check out the space memorabilia auction, visit http://www.rrauction.com/browse_gallery.cfm?Category=65

To contribute to Astronaut Abby, visit http://www.rockethub.com/projects/22119

Thanks again to Pieter and Evan for submitting their questions. Feel free to do the same with an email tomailbag@talkingspaceonline.com

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

Show Recorded 05/13/2013

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