Solar Science and Space Planes

Sue and Richard meet Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden explore solar science with Lucie Green and discuss the risks of flying space planes...
10 April 2013
Presented by Richard Hollingham, Sue Nelson


Logo of Apollo 15


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.

In this episode

Europe's hot new mission to the Sun
with Lucie Green, UCL

Spaceship One in Flight

The Lynx Space Challenge
with Kate Arkless-Gray

 Astronaut Bruce McCandless II, mission specialist, participates in a extra-vehicular activity (EVA), a few meters away from the cabin of the shuttle Challenger. He is using a nitrogen-propelled hand-controlled manned manoeuvring unit (MMU). He is...

Vote to send a Space Boffin into space!
with Sue Nelson

Lynx suborbital vehicle

Inside XCOR
with Jeff Greason, XCOR

Logo of Apollo 15

Al Worden and Apollo 15
with Al Worden, NASA

Apollo 15 Command Module Pilot Al Worden.

Al Worden on Mars
with Al Worden, NASA


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