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Does Future Space Exploration Mean Manned Missions Are A Thing Of The Past?

Does Future Space Exploration Mean Manned Missions Are A Thing Of The Past?
astronaut on spacewalkOn February 20, 1962, John Glenn climbed into a Mercury spacecraft mounted atop a powerful rocket and blasted into outer space. Over the next five hours he would circle the Earth three times, becoming the first American to be placed into orbit. As we approach the 50th anniversary of this milestone we talk with one local astronaut about the future of manned space flight.

Guest:
  Jeffrey A. Hoffman, Ph.D., professor of the practice of aerospace engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012       Listen 897

The Great Back Bay Blackout
After a smoky electrical transformer fire knocked out power to about 21,000 homes and businesses, sections of the neighborhood are getting back online. But problems are expected to persist into tonight. We’ll have the latest.

Guests:
  Garrett Quinn, WGBH contributor and author of the Less is More blog on Boston.com
  Meg Mainzer-Cohen, president of the Back Bay Association
  Marcia Gregg, a Back Bay resident who (along with her family) lost power (and still doesn’t have it)
  David Jacobs, publisher and editor The Boston Courant, covers Back Bay, South End Beacon Hill and Fenway

The Baffler Is Back
The self-described “journal that blunts the cutting edge” is back in print after a two-year hiatus. The Baffler’s latest issue of scathing media, political and cultural criticism hits newsstands tomorrow. And no cow is sacred. (Not even the one that pays its bills).

Guests:
  John Summers, editor of The Baffler
  Thomas Frank, journalist and author of books like What’s The Matter With Kansas? and most recently, Pity The Billionaire. Founding editor of The Baffler

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