Episode 3.06 SPACE!

These are the voyages of the starship Winning Slowly...

We geek, we gush, and we even manage to say a few serious things about the future of humanity while talking about New Horizons, Rosetta, science fiction, nation-state rivalries, and how we would love to go visit other places in the solar system (or galaxy).

Errata: Chris said New Frontiers was an ESA probe; it was in fact a NASA probe. He was thinking of Rosetta, an ESA project to land on a comet—which they did, after the greatest gravity boost sequence in history:

Slingshot this!
Slingshot this!

Note: yep, those are children fussing in the background at one point in the show. Chris has a 3-year-old daughter and a 1-year-old daughter, and the 1-year-old happened to lose her mind mid-recording. This is one of the many times a better microphone might be nice!

Before You Go

“The guys behind MegaBots say their giant fighting robot will pioneer an entirely new, worldwide sport” – and while we think that claim might be a bit over the top, it’s still hilarious and kind of great.

Music

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  • Jeremy W. Sherman
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