Categories: Weekly Space Hangout

Weekly Space Hangout – June 5, 2015: Stephen Fowler, Creative Director at InfoAge

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain)
Special Guest: This week we welcome Stephen Fowler, who is the Creative Director at InfoAge, the organization behind refurbishing the TIROS 1 dish and the Science History Learning Center and Museum at Camp Evans, Wall, NJ.

Guests:
Jolene Creighton (@jolene723 / fromquarkstoquasars.com)
Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg )

This Week’s Stories:

Pluto’s chaotic moons

LightSail wakes up, deploys solar panels, falls silent again

Russia identifies cause of Progress capsule loss, sort of tell us

Giant telescope in Hawaii gets go-ahead, if others shut down

LHC Starts collecting Physics Data for first time in 2 years

SLS Main Engine Test Fire Round Two Ignites With 450-Second Burn at Stennis Space Center

NASA Developing Plans for Human Missions to Cislunar Space in 2020s

Latest Proton Failure Leaves Customers, Insurers in a Bind

Orbital ATK Targets Resumption of Antares Launches in March 2016

The Great ‘Mars Bake-Off’ Begins

See The World From 100,000 Feet

Sydney University Physics Undergraduate Maps Huge Plasma Tubes in the Sky

Methane Detected On Mars Could Have Come From Curiosity

LightSail Team Prepares for Possible Tuesday Sail Deployment

Ultraviolet Study Reveals Surprises in Comet Coma

A (Very) Few More Details on Pluto

Astronomers Observe Rare Stellar Eclipse

The Journey to Pluto: Best Images from the New Horizons Mission

Air Force Releases Rocket Propulsion System Prototypes RFP

NASA Chief Wants to Cut Mars Travel Time in Half

Crashing Comets May Explain Mysterious Lunar Swirls

Magellan Super-Scope Gets Green Light for Construction

NASA’s Orion Loses Weight, Gains New Windows

Earth-Sized Exoplanets’ Circular Orbits May Narrow Down Hunt for Life

First Rocket to Arrive at Russia’s New Launch Site

Unusual Interactions Between Pluto’s Moons

Researchers Use Stars to Infer Mass of Milky Way

China Plans to Launch Dark Matter Probe

Blue Origin to Launch from Florida? Maybe – Maybe Not

NASA’s Hubble Finds Pluto’s Moons Tumbling in Absolute Chaos

Monster Waves Delay NASA Parachute

Mars Missions to Pause Commanding in June, Due to Sun

Robotics Teams Prepare to Compete for $1.5 Million in NASA Challenge

LightSail Deployment Update: Panels Wednesday, Sails Friday

Celebrating 11 Years of CARMA Discoveries

House Approves Appropriations Bill With $18.5 Billion For NASA

Roscosmos Determines Cause of Progress Cargo Craft Failure

A Simulation of the Orientation of Pluto’s Small Moon Nix

Exiled Stars Explode Far From Home

Returning the “Silent Sentinel” to Active Duty

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Fraser Cain

Fraser Cain is the publisher of Universe Today. He's also the co-host of Astronomy Cast with Dr. Pamela Gay.

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