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Sailing to an Asteroid on the Light of the Sun

NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, light-propelled journey to a near Earth asteroid. — OLightSail 2 is not the only solar sail in the universe. NASAs Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, light-propelled journey to a near Earth asteroid. Principal Investigator Les Johnson shares his excitement about this interplanetary cubesat. Emily Lakdawalla reports in from southern France following the successful start of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Dont know a primorial from a primordial? No worries. Bruce Betts will throw both into the soup as he ladles out a new space trivia contest.

Featured Speakers: NEA Scout Principal Investigator Les Johnson, Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla


This show was broadcast on October 30, 2018.

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