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Future of Space Exploration

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Future of Space Exploration

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Future of Space Exploration

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Join host Ira Flatow and guests for a discussion about space exploration in the wake of the space shuttle Columbia disaster. How will the loss of Columbia affect space policy in the United States? Should NASA put more emphasis on unmanned projects? Should we focus on Earth, or go to the stars? We'll also get an update on the investigation into the cause of the shuttle's break-up.

Guests:

Richard Harris
*Science Correspondent, National Public Radio, Washington, D.C.

Eligar Sadeh
*Assistant Professor, Space Studies Department, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Louis Friedman
*Executive Director, The Planetary Society, Pasedena, Calif.