From the Associated Press Two Indiana University geologists have helped develop devices that will be on board the next Mars rover. The Curiosity rover is part of NASA’s Mars Science Lab which launches Saturday and is expected to arrive on Mars in August 2012. The rover has 10 science instruments and a robotic arm that… Continue reading IU Scientists Contribute to Mars Rover Mission
Segment A: We’ll catch up on metro news with WFPL staff, including the latest on the Louisville Orchestra and Whiskey Row, as well as the departure of Police Chief Robert White. Join us at 502-814-8255 with your thoughts on the week’s news. Segment B: We’ll listen to Phillip M. Bailey‘s conversation with Better Days owner… Continue reading Ear X-Tacy, Whiskey Row, Chief White’s Departure, Saturn Exploration, College Sports Realignment: Today on State of the News
A NASA scientist is visiting the University of Louisville this week to teach students and staff about the scientific mission exploring Saturn. The Cassini mission is a joint venture from NASA and the European Space Agency, which sent a spacecraft to Saturn in 1997 to record data. Most recently, researchers have been following a storm… Continue reading NASA Scientist Discusses Saturn Mission at U of L
1:06pm: President Barack Obama addresses the United Nations General Assembly today as diplomats scramble to craft a deal that would avoid a showdown vote over a Palestinian demand for statehood recognition. The deal reportedly calls for Israel and the Palestinians to begin peace talks towards a two-state solution with Israel accepting its pre-1967 borders and… Continue reading Obama Speaks to UN on Palestine, Funding the US Solar Industry, Bob Edwards on Today’s Media: Today on Here and Now
“We do have a backup and we’re hoping to fly that backup in the next twelve months,” says Kentucky Space president Kris Kimel. “We have another satellite that we’ve been building with the University of Rome that’s supposed to launch in April or the end of this month. So we may be launching another satellite that we’re involved with within the month.”
The Challenger Learning Center is intended to make science and math education more interesting by showing how the subjects are used in space exploration. Challenger astronaut Norman Thagard directed a learning center in Florida. He says the goal is not to inspire students to be astronauts, but to make them interested in science.
The payloads each contain a science experiment organized by a school or business.They will remain on the International Space Station for several months. Kentucky Space sent several experiments to the station last year, and several more are planned for this year.
The experiment tests how the Lactobacillus bacteria grow in low gravity. It will help determine whether astronauts need to change their diet to stay healthy in space.
“We want to give the public an opportunity to come together and view the live launch on the planetarium dome which is just such a wonderful experience in an of itself with our surround sound,” said Paula McGuffey, Assistant Director of the planetarium.
Saturday, February 13, 2010 9pm Producer: Richard Paul and Soundprint Listen Again The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights. And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA played an unintended role in Civil Rights history. In this program, we hear how… Continue reading Race and the Space Race