SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2021

FEATURES
compiled/written by Andrew Rennie

(Unless otherwise noted)
BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
January 6 Summer Science Fact-ion Two science stories, one factual and the other fiction.
January 13 Summer Science Fact-ion Two science stories, one factual and the other fiction.
January 20 Summer Science Fact-ion One fictional science story, developed from a factual event.
January 20 Another One Leaves The Crust This evening's launch of a satellite from New Zealand's Mahia Peninsular by RocketLab's Electron rocket.
Listen or download (17 min 26 s - 16.7 MB)
January 27 Summer Science Fact-ion Two fictional science stories, developed from factual events.
February 3 Summer Science Fact-ion Two fictional science stories, developed from factual events.
February 10 Brian O'Brien
Physicist
Perth
His career from 1958, when he worked with van Allen; the Injun satellites; nuclear explosions in space; move to Rice University; launching sounding rockets from Churchill; deciding the science instruments to be sent to the Moon; design of the dust detector and lack of interest by NASA officials; incorrect Apollo 11 Science Report; the Catch-22 in trying to get dust findings published; return to Australia in 1968; commuting to the U.S.A. for the Apollo landing missions; Apollo 13; the current status of his lunar dust findings. (Interview by Peter Aylward)
Listen or download (24 min 27 s - 23.5 MB)
Photo of Brian O'Brien with data tapes and dust detector instruments
February 10 Apollo 14 To mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 14 lunar landing mission: a description of the mission; Alan Shepard's recollection of the moon landing and playing golf; and a poem about Ed Mitchell. (Insert courtesy JSC Oral History)
Listen or download (15 min 17 s - 14.7 MB)
February 10 Mars 1: Hope Arrives at Mars This morning's arrival of the UAE Hope mission into orbit around Mars. (Inserts courtesy UAE Space Agency)
Listen or download (12 min 6 s - 11.6 MB)
February 17 Mars 2: Hope, Tianwen 1 and Sagan More about Hope; the arrival of Tianwen 1; the planned entry, descent and landing of Perseverance; poem about Curiosity's first drive; and Carl Sagan on our developing understanding of Mars and its impact on our culture. (Inserts courtesy UAE Space Agency, JPL, CGTN, Planetary Society)
Listen or download (57 min 25 s - 55.1 MB)