Solar Science and Space Planes
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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00:45 - Europe's hot new mission to the Sun
Lucie Green discusses the Solar Orbiter...
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...
14:57 - Vote to send a Space Boffin into space!
Vote to send a Space Boffin into space!
16:07 - Inside XCOR
Richard sees the XCOR rocket plane at Mojave and talks to the CEO...
21:19 - Merits of flying in the Lynx space plane
Merits of flying in the Lynx space plane...
22:37 - Al Worden and Apollo 15
Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden talks lonliness, the wonders of the Universe and urine...
33:13 - Al Worden on Mars
The Apollo 15 astronaut gives the final word on plans to send a married couple to Mars...