The Leonard Lopate Show

So, You Want To Seize a Satellite?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A small group of volunteers and aerospace engineers seized control of the International Sun-Earth Explorer-3 satellite and set up a mission control in an abandoned McDonald's.

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Annotations: The NEH Preservation Project

Arthur C. Clarke Dabbles in Science Nonfiction and Speculates About Space Travel

Monday, August 20, 2012


"Around the close of this century." That is when distinguished author, scientist, and visionary Arthur C. Clarke, in this 1954 appearance at a Books and Authors Luncheon, predicts man will break free of Earth and fly to the moon. 

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World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

North Korea's missile politics

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

North Korea's missile politics


The Leonard Lopate Show

Please Explain: Satellites

Friday, April 06, 2012

For this week's Please Explain, Jonathan McDowell, astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Boston, and Laura Grego, senior scientist in the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, tell us how satellites are designed, launched, and how they to make things like GPS and cable television possible. 

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Hurricanes! A Historic Look at Storms of Yore

Friday, August 26, 2011

Listen to Dr. Francis W. Reichelderfer, Chief of the United States Weather Bureau, discuss the state of the art in hurricane prevention and control in this 1961 edition of "New Horizons in Science".

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The Takeaway

Modernizing the Airplane: GPS to Replace Radar

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Senate passed a $34.5 billion bill on Monday that will bring in GPS technology to replace radar. This is an attempt to help modernize our country’s dated air traffic control system. Science and aviation reporter Miles O’Brien explains the new system and why it's only happening now.