News & Public Affairs07/26/12 Mary Glenney
From A Woman's Point of View Listen to this entire show:
Mary Glenney payed tribute to the first American woman astronaut. Sally Ride in her own words described her recollections of that flight in 1984. In a different segment, Sally discusses the many observations of the planet she has made through her career and sounded a serious note of warning about global warming, Sally has worked extensively with young girls and boys to encourage and educate then in the joys of science. She founded Sally Ride Science to pursue ...Be the first to comment
11/23/11 Doug Driscoll
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
NASA plans to launch the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity as early as Saturday. The mission will place a rover on the surface to search for signs of environmental and chemical conditions that may have supported microbial life. However, in the search for life on other planets, there may also be some risk to life right here on earth.
Curiosity will include 10.6 pounds of Plutonium 238, a relatively “hot” synthesized isotope used for propulsion and heating purposes. [Karl Grossman](htt...Be the first to comment
Investigative reporter Karl Grossman warns about possible danger from upcoming Curiosity launch at Cape Canaveral11/03/11 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday) Listen to this entire show:
Our next guest is investigative reporter Karl Grossman He's written “The Wrong Stuff: Plutonium in Florida’s Skies,” an exposé of NASA’s dangerous plans to launch the Curiosity space probe from Cape Canaveral with 10.56 pounds of deadly radioactive plutonium-238 dioxide aboard. Grossman says an accident on the launch pad could spread plutonium across Florida; an accident after liftoff could spread plutonium around the globe. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, President Emeritus of Ph...Be the first to comment
02/25/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday Listen to this entire show:
NASA launched the Space Shuttle Discovery for the last time yesterday afternoon. The orbiter went on its first mission in 1984, 27 years ago. WMNF's Zack Baddorf was at Kennedy Space Center, just a few miles away from the launch pad, and brings us this report.
On Discovery's 39th and final voyage into space, the shuttle is heading toward the International Space Station, where it’ll deliver a storage module. The crew of six will also bring with them a robot named R2. It’s the first huma...2 comments
02/24/11 Zack Baddorf
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday Listen to this entire show:
NASA’s Space Shuttle Discovery will take off on its final flight at 4:50 p.m. today. WMNF volunteer reporter Zack Baddorf is a few miles from the launch pad and will bring us a full report tomorrow during the WMNF Drive-time news. He filed this preview of the launch from the Kennedy Space Center a short time ago.
Discovery went on its first mission in 1984, some 27 years ago. This launch is its 39th and final time in space. Discovery will go up to the International Space Station where it...Be the first to comment
06/09/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday) Listen to this entire show:
Our next guest is Pat Duggins who has covered NASA for years for NPR. He'll be speaking this Sunday at the Tampa Bay History Center.
From the TBHC's press office: The 2009-2010 Florida Conversations Lecture Series concludes with National Public Radio’s “Space Expert” Pat Duggins on Sunday, June 13th, at 3:00 p.m. in TECO Hall. Duggins will discuss his book, Final Countdown: NASA and the End of the Space Shuttle Program.
The Space Shuttle was once the cornerstone of the U.S. spa...Be the first to comment