Weekly Space Hangout – February 28, 2014: Good NASA News and 715 Confirmed Planets!

Host: Fraser Cain
Astrojournalists: Morgan Rehnberg, David Dickinson, Elizabeth Howell, Jason Major, Casey Dreier, Mike Simmons

This week’s stories:

Elizabeth Howell (@howellspace):
Mega Discovery! 715 Alien Planets Confirmed Using A New Trick On Old Kepler Data
Update on Spacesuit Leak, Part 1
Update on Spacesuit Leak, Part 2
Update on Spacesuit Leak, Part 3
Gaping Inside The Huge Vehicle Assembly Building NASA Used For Space Shuttles And Moon Missions

Casey Dreier (Planetary.org):
What to look for in NASA’s Budget Release on Tuesday – some good news for a change!
Report from the 2014 Legislative Blitz

Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter):
Falcon 9 gets landing legs

David Dickinson (@astroguyz):
Venus Occultation
More on the Venus Occultation
GPM Launch

Jason Major (@JPMajor, LightsInTheDark.com):
Moon gets hit by an asteroid
New Technique to Find Water in Exoplanet Atmospheres

Mike Simmons (Astronomers without Borders):

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