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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Harold Connolly, Dr. David Livingston. Topics: OSIRIS REx and Hayabusa 2 sample return missions. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF (www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. Please note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.
John Batchelor and I welcomed Dr. Harold Connolly (see bio) to discuss both the OSIRIS REx mission which is now in orbit around Bennu plus the Japanese mission, Hayabusa 2 which will be a sample return mission for the asteroid Ryugu. The first part of our program focused on OSIRIS Rex including the risky orbits, Bennu low gravity, and the sample return site selection process plus the sample return system for getting the sample back to Earth. The last part of our discussion focused on the Japanese Hayabusa 2 mission due to arrive soon at the asteroid Ryugu. This mission will also be a sample return mission. Our guest described both sample return processes and he went over their differences.
You can email Mr. Batchelor or Dr. Harold Connolly through me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Dr. Connolly can also be reached through the OSIRIS REx mission website as well as his academic site (see his bio).