David Britten from the Stardome Observatory chats about NASA's space toilet challenge & Rocket Lab's recent launch failure. David also mentions what's going on in the night sky & what's happening at the Stardome during the school holidays.
David Dritten discusses the 4,000th comet discovered by a citizen scientist, thanks to data from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory! He also lets us know what the night sky is doing over the coming days for the start of Matariki 2020.
The boys discuss SpaceX launching the first astronauts to the Space Station from the U.S. for the first time since 2011, NASA's Hubble telescope spotting possible water plooms erupting on Jupiter's moon, Europa, as well as what's going on in the night sky.
David Britten from the Stardome joins the boys on the phone to discuss the hundreds of telescope closures over the world due to Covid-19 and the impacts it will have on space research. He also talks about the use of a helicopter to catch reusable rocket parts, and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission.
David pays his respects to a few influencial figures within the space community who have recently died, he also explains how we can moniter the many private satellites we are firing into orbit, and as usual, lets us know what is going on up there in the skies.