Episode 410: Impressive Station Stories

On this episode of Talking Space, we discuss the successful launches of ATV-3 to the International Space Station and the Intelsat 22 communications satellite. We then discuss the possibility and probability of whether China, with cooperation from ESA, become an ISS partner. We then move onto a news briefing for the International Space Station talking the next Expedition to the station, SpaceX updates, as well as an update on a pump brought back on STS-135. On our second go-around, we discuss the YouTubeSpace Lab winners and their experiments. We then discuss a near-miss with the station and a piece of space junk. We then discuss an extraordinarily powerful laser. On our final go-around, we talk about wind and a bizarre anomaly on Mars, we then discuss the 100th birthday celebration for the late Dr. Wernher Von Braun. Lastly, we discuss some technologies being used from NASA technology right back here on planet Earth. 

To see the NASA press conference on YouTube, visit http://youtu.be/16rfcTbU_D4

To see the winners of the YouTube Space Lab competition and their experiments, visithttp://youtube.com/spacelab

To view the images of the bizarre cloud seen on Mars visit http://on.io9.com/GZ284Q

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

Show Recorded - 3/26/2012

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