Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer

Phil Plait, The Bad Astronomer, was on my KMOX show this afternoon to celebrate the return of the shuttle to space.  He explained why -- two and a half years after the Columbia disaster -- things are still falling off the shuttle.  We also discussed whether NASA will, in the near future, get us back to the moon, and then on to Mars.  Listen to the conversation here.

Phil is actually a very good astronomer who has worked on projects like the Hubble Telescope, and is now based at Sonoma State University.  Read Phil's blog for more of his musings on space.

He's also a regular contributor to The Amazing Meeting, which will reconvene in Las Vegas at the end of January (I'll be there, too).