On this episode of Talking Space, we begin with the announcement of NASA's prolonged dependcy on Russia's Soyuz rocket as well as some other NASA budgetary news. We then discuss the new Angry Birds: Space which is working in cooperation with NASA. We then discuss a satellite aimed at helping with the ozone layer as well as Earth's weather. On our second go-around, we discuss SpaceX's possible use of launch pad 39A. We then talk about a 'maglev' train to space. Next the topic turns to a new X-plane which has an added safety feature. On our final trip around the table, we discuss a debris tracking system by Lockheed Martin. We then talk about whether artifacts dating back to the Apollo era belong to the astroanuts or the government. Lastly, we discuss a laser able to detect important features on exo-planets.

To view the trailer for Angry Birds: Space, visit http://youtu.be/lxI1L1RiSJQ

Host this week: Sawyer Rosenstein. Panel Members: Gene Mikulka and Mark Ratterman

Show Recorded - 3/11/2012

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