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Space Boffins episode

Tue, 10th Mar 2015

All Systems Go: NASA's new giant rocket

Artist concept of NASA’s Space Launch System  (c) NASA

This month Richard sees NASA’s new giant rocket, the Space Launch System, taking shape in New Orleans. In the studio the Space Boffins are joined by poet Simon Barraclough to discuss the poetic power of the Sun. Sue reports on Europe’s new mission to Mercury, they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the missions that made the Moon landings possible and unveil the original recording that inspires the Space Boffins jingle. 

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