Episode 502: New News is Good News

On this episode of Talking Space, we return with our 1st news show of 2013. We begin by discussing Chris Hadfield's twitter encounters, including with Captain Kirk. You can follow him on Twitter as @Cmdr_Hadfield. Then we discuss NASA's many plans to visit an asteroid, including having one orbit the moon. On our second trip around the table, we discuss Neil Armstrong's "one small step" quote based on new evidence from a BBC documentary. We then discuss the 112th Congress's last attempt at funding for NASA and how the dreaded fiscal cliff will affect the future. Following that, we look at some interesting videos released by NASA's Juno spacecraft team on YouTube. On our final trip around the table, we look at China's possible second attempt at satellite targeting a.k.a. creating thousands of pieces of debris. Lastly, we discuss more White House petitions related to space...somehow.

To view the video on JunoCam and to see the rest of the playlist, visit http://youtu.be/5dQeMwRSKkk

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

Show Recorded - 1/7/2013

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