Bob Zimmerman reports on the latest space news during regular weekly slots (usually Tuesday and Thursdays) on the John Batchelor radio program. See the iTunes free Podcast for links to the latest shows.
Tuesday 05/21/13 Batchelor Hour 4 : Science and politics:
- Climate scientists are forced to revise their climate models because of lack of warming for 15 years.
- Democratic senator blames Republicans for Oklahoma tornado, caused by global warming.
- Mice and gerbils die on Russian 30 day biology spaceflight.
- The impact of a 100 pound meteorite on the Moon produced the brightest flash on record.
- Opportunity now has the American record for the longest travel on another planet.
- Great Britain gets its first official astronaut.
- Scaled Composites blows up a SpaceShipTwo engine on purpose during testing.
William (Bill) Borucki, Principle Investigator for the Kepler Space Telescope, talked with Batchelor and David Livingston during the latest Mars Hotel segment. They discussed the status of Kepler after the loss of its reaction wheel and about the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Terrestrial Planet Finder (TPF): John Batchelor Show Hotel Mars, Wednesday, 5-22-13 – Thespaceshow’s Blog.