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Space Boffins episode

Tue, 9th Apr 2013

Solar Science and Space Planes

Logo of Apollo 15 (c) NASA

Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham are reduced to tears of laughter by Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden, enlightened by studio guest and space scientist Dr Lucie Green, and XCOR’s Jeff Greason meets Richard in the Mojave Desert to discuss the risks of flying in their new space plane.  Kate Arkless-Gray also discusses her progress on securing a seat on XCOR’s space plane in the Lynx Space Challenge and the attempts to get more women applying, resulting in Sue deciding to enter and become one of the lucky astronaut winners herself.

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In this edition of Space Boffins

 

  • sun fusion (c) Hinode JAXA/NASA

    00:45 - Europe's hot new mission to the Sun

    Lucie Green discusses the Solar Orbiter...

  • Spaceship One in Flight (c) Chris 73

    10:02 - The Lynx Space Challenge

    Kate Arkless-Gray also discusses her progress on securing a seat on XCOR’s space plane in the Lynx Space Challenge...

  • Astronaut (c) NASA

    14:57 - Vote to send a Space Boffin into space!

    Vote to send a Space Boffin into space!

  • Lynx suborbital vehicle (c) XCOR Aerospace / Mike Massee

    16:07 - Inside XCOR

    Richard sees the XCOR rocket plane at Mojave and talks to the CEO...

  • Lynx Mk. III Suborbital Vehicle with dorsal pod payload (c) XCOR Aerospace / Mike Massee

    21:19 - Merits of flying in the Lynx space plane

    Merits of flying in the Lynx space plane...

  • Logo of Apollo 15 (c) NASA

    22:37 - Al Worden and Apollo 15

    Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden talks lonliness, the wonders of the Universe and urine...

  • Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden. (c) NASA

    33:13 - Al Worden on Mars

    The Apollo 15 astronaut gives the final word on plans to send a married couple to Mars...

 

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