Space journalist Swapna Krishna of Engadget, SyFy Fangrrls, & the Los Angeles Times joins Rae and Steve to answer questions about the spectacular world of space flight.
Questions Include: Why do we love shooting stuff into space? Will Starman contaminate Mars? Would you have a space funeral? Is Elon Musk the right man to take us to Mars? Are spacecraft cats or dogs? Where is Voyager I and Voyager II? What is the Kessler syndrome? How many satellites are up there? How will space junk affect Earth? What happens when spacecraft die? Why can’t you take pictures of satellites? Why are reusable rockets important?
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I Need My Space is an Inverse production hosted by Rae Paoletta and Steve Ward, produced by Sam Riddell, and executive produced by Hannah Margaret Allen. Our intro and outro music was created by Olivares. Additional Music by P C III (Pipe Choir Three).
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Other Topics Discussed Include: space junk, machismo, low Earth orbit, Cassini, KFC chicken sandwich in space, NASA, Parker Solar Probe, the Golden Record, Jade Rabbit rover, flat-Earthers, Curiosity