As the Space Shuttle Era Ends, What's Next for NASA?

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The Shuttle Atlantis touched down at 5:57 this morning East Coast Time: the last of 135 shuttle missions carrying 330 astronauts, 14 of whom lost their lives. NASA has plans for a big new rocket, but American astronauts will ride vehicles made by the private sector and other countries, at least for the next few years. We get a report from Cape Canaveral and talk with a veteran astronaut and others about America's future in space.

 

Credits

Guests:
Irene Klotz - freelance science and aerospace writer, Bobby Braun - NASA, Garrett Reisman - SpaceX, Jonathan McDowell - Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - @planet4589

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Karen Radziner, Christian Bordal