Episode 520: Blinded by the Flights

On this episode of Talking Space, we begin by discussing IRIS, the next solar mission, and a little bit of a status update on the company launching it, Orbital Sciences. We then take a look at the recent spacewalk on board the ISS in preparation for a new module and look at the future of the station. We then talk about the relation between an UAV taking off from an aircraft carrier and the GOES-13 satellite. On our second trip around the table, we discuss a solar plane making its trip across the country and what that means for the future of aviation. We then discuss China's Shenzhou 10 mission concluding and if we have anything to fear with China. We then discuss how you can get your name on a spacecraft heading to Mars, as well as your haiku. On our final trip around the table, we discuss a crowd-sourced message being sent light years away. Finally, we talk about chocolate in space, but not just any chocolate. 

For more on what the ISS is doing for cancer research, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/news/cancer.html

For more on the solar flight, visit http://solarimpulse.com

For more information on Chance Chocolate, check out their Tumblr at http://changechocolate.tumblr.com/

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

Show Recorded 06/24/2013

Listen now: