Mark Ratterman attended the final roll out of Orbiter Vehicle 103, known as the Space Shuttle Discovery and describes his experiences while at the Kennedy Space Center. He also had the opportunity to speak with Stephanie Stilson, NASA Flow Director overseeing Discovery's processing operations, a duty she has had since December 2000.

Mark also attended the arrival of Space Shuttle External Tank Number 122 and helps to tell it's interesting story.

Other items discussed include the change of command on board the International Space Sation, The return home of Expedition 24, JAXA having issues selling space on the it's KIBO module on board the ISS, ESA and SpaceX announcing delays, The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter taking a nap, and the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity turning into a Meteorite Hunter!

Two pictures were inserted here. To view them, please visit http://talkingspaceonline.com

Host this week: Gene Mikulka Panel Member: Mark Ratterman.

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