Big Picture Science Radio Show - DIY Spaceflight

How the geeky son of immigrant parents incentivized construction of the first private spaceship and kick started the commercial launch industry. Also, how you can build your own Earth-observation satellite, and how black women mathematicians broke the color barrier a half-century ago to get a man into orbit, and humans to the moon.
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ufo
Pentagon Studies and SETI
With great ballyhoo, the government has admitted to instigating a secret study of UFOs over the course of about five years, ending in 2012. While this effort did not find any conclusive proof of visitation, it has produced much excitement among those who think that extraterrestrials are in our skies.
December 20, 2017
Oumuamua
Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?
It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket. The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua.
December 18, 2017
mars
Life on Mars: If Past Life on Mars Existed, it Co-evolved with the Martian Environment
A new article in Astrobiology, “The Coevolution of Life and Environment on Mars: An Ecosystem Perspective on the Robotic Exploration of Biosignatures,” is available online today and in the January, 2018 issue.
December 18, 2017
jupiter
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? - Dec 4 – Dec 10, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media.
December 15, 2017
November activity report
Carl Sagan Center Activity Report November 2017
Carl Sagan Center Activity Report for November 2017
December 15, 2017

Geminids Meteor shower Dec. 12 -15, 2017
Be on the lookout for the Geminids meteor shower, it should be visible from December 12-15, peaking on the 13th.
December 12, 2017