Space Dave Live #12
Wednesday 5th June 2019, 7pm (NZT). Watch on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTApoTawi7Y
Space Centre News
- Last week's copyright issue
- New Patreon supporters: Liza & Sarah Bolton, Dennis Howell & Aroha Mahoney, Gregg Spender
- Matariki celebrations (https://matarikiwaikato.nz) and waita
- Oculus Quest VR
- Competition: What is your favourite planet?
- Starlink: All 60 satellites are operational, with reduced visibility. The system will become operational once 800 satellites have been activated, after 12 more launches.
- SpaceX is readying downstream Crew Dragon spacecraft for 2019 flight:
- Starhopper preparing for tethered test of 20m and untethered tests from 500 to 5000 km.
- Stratolaunch closing operations?
- NASA Selects First Commercial Moon Landing Services for Artemis Program:
- James Webb Space Telescope completes final vacuum test:
- NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Finds a Clay Cache:
- First-Ever Film of a Total Solar Eclipse (1900):
In the Night Sky
- Matariki; Jupiter at opposition (June 10th, show in Stellarium & Celestia).
Questions & discussion topics from viewers
- Fletcher: What's your favourite planet?
- Caitlin Ward: What it takes to be an astronaut
- Mike Schwarz: Does the coriolis effect affect objects moving directly east/west?
- Janet Hjorth: (1) Do we see more stars here in NZ than other places in the world? (2) Why do stars twinkle different colors..well appear to?
Can you please explain to me how does a pressurised earth coexists with a vacuum of space? Can you explain gravity?
- MIS CHIF: van allen belt how did they pass in Apollo missions?