This Week In Space podcast: Episode 100 — Riding to Space on Virgin Galactic

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On Episode 100 of This Week In Space, Tariq and Rod welcome back Dr. Alan Stern of the Southwest Research Institute to share what it’s like to fly on a private spaceplane.

Alan, a planetary scientist and principal investigator of NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond, launched on a suborbital spaceflight in November 2023 on Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity space plane. He dishes on what that experience is like, what it promises for future space science, and more. 



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