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Tagged with “astronaut” (9)

  1. Hot from Spacefest - The Naked Scientists

    Last man on the Moon, Captain Gene Cernan, and Apollo 9 lunar module pilot Rusty Schweickart join Space Boffin Richard at Spacefest in Tucson, Arizona. Apollo 17 commander Cernan expresses his frustration about the state of the space programme and Rusty Schweickart warns of the asteroid threat to Earth. We also hear from astronomer Nick Howes, spaceblogger Emily Carney, Thomas Zurbuchen on how small satellites could be the future for big science missions and the going rates for astronaut autographs.

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  2. When will humans return to the moon? podcast | Science | The Guardian

    We speak to Frank De Winne, head of the European Astronaut Centre.

    When will humans return to the surface of the moon? How are space explorations affected by political tensions and what do astronauts really think about Hollywood’s version of space?

    We discuss all this and more with former Belgian air force test pilot and first-ever European commander of the International Space Station Frank De Winne.

    Frank now heads the European Astronaut Centre, who recruited six new astronauts in 2009. One of the six is the UK’s Tim Peake, who’s scheduled to make his first flight to the International Space Station in December.

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  3. Dark Side of the Earth

    200 miles above Earth’s surface, astronaut Dave Wolf — rocketing through the blackness of Earth’s shadow at 5 miles a second — floated out of the Mir Space Station on his very first spacewalk. In this short, he describes the extremes of light and dark in space, relives a heart-pounding close call, and shares one of the most tranquil moments of his life.

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  4. The 100 Year Starship

    Dr. Mae Jemison was the first black woman in space. Now, she’s leading a wildly ambitious project: to achieve interstellar travel in the next 100 years. She’s with us.

    Think Star Trek and you won’t be far off. A new Pentagon project is putting out seed money for interstellar travel. Humans, rambling around among the stars. It’s called the 100 Year Starship project. It’s as wildly ambitious as just about anything you can imagine.

    The spaceship, its energy source, its passengers’ survival – full-blown or just as DNA… all giant challenges. Not to mention that we’re sort of broke and not even flying space shuttles right now. Leader of the new effort: astronaut Mae Jemison, the first black woman in space. She’s with us.

    This hour, On Point: the 100 Year Starship.

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