Podcast: Getting Around the Solar System

Have you ever wondered what it takes to get a spacecraft off the Earth and into space. And how managers at NASA can actually navigate a spacecraft to another planet? And how does a gravity assist work? And how do they get them into orbit? And how do they land? So many questions…

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4 Replies to “Podcast: Getting Around the Solar System”

  1. Best episode? Really? It’s a subject we hadn’t really covered much. I kind of felt like we rushed through it. If we’d planned things better, it probably would have been two or more episodes.

  2. I’m surprised at the colour of the exhaust plume in this photo. I admit I don’t know much about the engineering involved in putting stuff in space, but think I’ve always seen the plumes coming out white in the photos. Why is this one yellow?

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