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TODAY IN SPACE: 11/17/14

TODAY IN SPACE: 11/17/14

Today, November 17, 2014, in Space!- Updates from the Philae mission       - Correction from the last show: How many times Philae "bounced" vs. "touched down"- Overview of the Orion Launch System       - 1st Test flight (12.4.14), overview of what to expect, etc- A few facts on why we use cones to exit atmospheres, and large wide surfaces to re-enterQUESTION OF THE WEEK:"How can we know what the Milky Way Galaxy looks like, if we are inside and have never sent anything outside the galaxy?"

More information on the Orion Launch vehicle can be found at