The Space Show this week – Feb.22.16

The guests and topics of discussion on The Space Show this week:

1. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016: 2-3:30 PM PST (5-6:30 PM EST; 4-5:30 PM CST): We welcome PHIL SMITH of The Tauri Group.

2. Tuesday, Feb.23, 2016,7-8:30 PM PST (10-11:30 PM EST, 9-10:30 PM CST): This is the first Space Show Guest Audition show of the year. For those of you wanting to be a guest on The Space Show, give us a call..

3. Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, 2016; 9:30-11AM PST; (12:30-2 PM EST; 11:30AM – 1 PM CST. We welcome back JOHN STRICKLAND. For this program, John will be talking about what it would take to create a Mars settlement.

4. Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016: 12-1:30 PM PST (3-4:30 PM EST, 2-3:30 PM CST): OPEN LINES DISCUSSION. First time callers are welcome. All topics welcome that are space and STEM related.

See also:
* The Space Show on Vimeo – webinar videos
* The Space Show’s Blog – summaries of interviews.
* The Space Show Classroom Blog – tutorial programs

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2 thoughts on “The Space Show this week – Feb.22.16”

  1. How far must New Horison still have to travel? Is New Horison gonna come back to Earth? When is the next photos from where he is now?

  2. New Horizons will travel forever into interstellar space just like the Voyager 1/2 and Pioneer 10/11 spacecraft. In orbital mechanics terms, these craft have exceeded the escape velocity of the sun.

    New Horizon will continually send back pictures and data from last summer’s flyby of the Pluto system over the next year. The probe is so distant that the signal is very weak and the data rate very low. While it might be nice to get the data all at once, the advantage is that every few weeks, we will be rewarded with new pictures from the flyby.

    The New Horizons team has proposed to NASA that it be funded to alter the course of the probe so that it will pass close to an object in the Kuiper belt out beyond Pluto. The Kuiper belt is full of debris from the early formation of the Solar System but is difficult to study since the objects there are small, dark, and very distant. So NASA will probably fund the extended mission.

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