Thursday, October 1, 2015

Burst 7 - Why interstellar space flight is hard.

Recorded: 30 September 2015
You won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big  it really is 
Released: 1 October 2015

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Paul Carr explains in simple terms why we can't just jump on a big spaceship and go explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, yada, yada. Sorry, but space is too big.

The script for this Burst

Henrietta Leavitt - Periods of 25 Variable Stars in the Small Magellanic Cloud

Hubble's observation as viewed by Hubble.

Daniel Cartin - On the Maximum Sufficient Range of interstellar Vessels

The New Horizons Mission

NASA - The Rocket Equation

Music - Jason Robinson.

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