Monday, October 6, 2008

Are We Alone for 10/06/08 - "Humans in Space... ace... ace"


Humans in Space

Are We Alone -
"Humans in Space... ace... ace"
When the economy's down, will humans still be going up - into space, that is? We investigate the future of human spaceflight at the International Astronautical Congress in Glasgow, Scotland and find out whether sending Homo sapiens to the Moon and Mars is still a good idea. Also, the chief of Virgin Galactic is happy to send you into space on a private flight - but it may max out your credit card.
Plus, an Apollo astronaut's view from orbit... dining with South Korea's first astronaut... and one of Britain's great science fiction authors on how space science fuels the imagination.

Guests:
  • Rusty Schweickart - Former NASA astronaut and Chairman of the Board of the B612 Foundation
  • John Mankins - 25-year NASA veteran who managed the Agency's exploration technology activities
  • Sanjoy Som - Planetary scientist at the University of Washington, Seattle
  • Will Whitehorn - President of Virgin Galactic
  • Yi So-yeon - Biomechanical engineer and South Korean astronaut
  • Stephen Baxter - Science fiction author, most recently of Weaver
You can listen to this and other episodes at: http://radio.seti.org/ and be sure to check the Are We Alone Profile and Blog on MySpace.

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