Defenders of the Earth on Planetary Radio


A Planetary Society r-r-r-rubber asteroid! This week’s question:

Name all the near-Earth asteroids that spacecraft have touched. On Michael Collins’ second EVA, what did he collect from the Agena target vehicle AND what unrelated item did he lose during that EVA?

Last week’s question: Winner:

Complete the contest entry form at or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, May 19th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. To submit your answer:

Question from the April 28, 2021 space trivia contest: The winner will be revealed next week.

Asteroid 1987 Kaplan was named in honor of Russian astronomer Samuil Aronovich Kaplan by its discoverer, Pelageya Shajn. (You weren’t thinking of someone else, were you?) Who was the asteroid Kaplan named after? Answer:

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