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Wed, 08 Oct 2014 (15 days ago)
October Naked Astronomy podcast released
(from Podcasts feed)Space Boffin Sue Nelson is at the European Space Agency's technical heart - ESTEC in the Netherlands - where spacecraft undergo a crucial 'shake and bake' before launch.

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Mon, 08 Sep 2014 (45 days ago)
September Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham hear from the Rosetta mission's Flight Director, Andrea Accomazzo, about choosing a landing site on comet 67P - plus Apollo astronaut and last man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, on the spacewalk from hell. Dr Lu...


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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 (75 days ago)
August Naked Astronomy podcast released
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In this special edition, the Last Man on the Moon, Gene Cernan, talks exclusively to Richard Hollingham about the final step, mortality and his disappointment about the way the space programme has developed.


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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 (106 days ago)
July Naked Astronomy podcast released
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How do you orbit a comet? Set up a government in space or rescue a space shuttle crew? These questions and more in the latest edition of Space Boffins. Sue and Richard are at University College London where they're joined by Rosetta project scientist Mat...


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Sun, 08 Jun 2014 (136 days ago)
June Naked Astronomy podcast released
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How do you design the inside of a starship? Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham talk to space architect Rachel Armstrong about journeys to the stars. They also meet Luca Parmitano, the astronaut who almost drowned in space, and take a look at...


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Thu, 08 May 2014 (167 days ago)
May Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Aaron Knoll and Chris Bridges join Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham at the Surrey Space Centre for a virtual ride into space. Plus science minister David Willetts argues for a spaceport in Scotland, and shuttle astronaut and B612 Foundatio...


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Tue, 08 Apr 2014 (198 days ago)
April Naked Astronomy podcast released
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The Space Boffins are in America to hear about Neil Armstrong and the hypersonic X-15 at the Edwards Air Force base, and they're also reporting from the surface of Mars. More precisely, from the UK's new Mars Yard, in Stevenage. But the head of the UK Sp...


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Sun, 09 Mar 2014 (228 days ago)
March Naked Astronomy podcast released
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The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the challenge of looking for space aliens and why they never attack Belgium is under scrutiny this month. Plus, Richard Hollingham also reports from the Mojave desert on the progress being made by Virgin G...


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Sun, 09 Feb 2014 (256 days ago)
February Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham dodge a prototype Mars rover on location at Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage - where the future Exo Mars mission rover is going to be built. They're joined by space engineer Abbie Hutty and the Mr Futu...


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Thu, 09 Jan 2014 (286 days ago)
January Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Space Boffins Sue Nelson and Richard Hollingham meet astronaut Chris


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Tue, 24 Dec 2013 (302 days ago)
December Naked Astronomy podcast released
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Meera Senthilingam takes a tour of the South African Large Telescope (SALT) and neighbouring facilities.