Let's Do Launch

Monday 30 July 2007

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It’s a traffic jam in northern Florida these days – as a bevy of NASA spacecraft queue up for launch. We’ll get the lowdown of what’s going up; from missions to land near the poles of Mars and dig into its cold, crusty surface… to an investigation of the origins of the solar system by paying a house call on a couple of asteroids… and the first teacher to blast into space since Space Shuttle Challenger’s fateful flight.

Plus, he believed all significant advances in rocketry germinated in his workshop – and was probably right; the life of Robert H. Goddard. And, Dr. Dolittle’s farm takes flight: a history of animals in space.

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