October 1, 2018, marked the 60th anniversary of NASA. It’s formation was prompted in part by the Soviet Union’s launch of Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, on Oct. 4, in 1957. And while we're still discussing whether Pluto should be a planet or not, an extreme dwarf planet dubbed “Goblin” has been discovered lurking beyond Pluto’s orbit. We find out about the upcoming planetary encounter, Ultima Thule. And we check in on SpaceX's first paying customer to the Moon.
- Mal Cameron - former astronomy and space educator at the McAuliffe Shepard Discovery Center and coordinator of its NASA Educator Resource Center.
- John Gianforte – co-founder of the Astronomical Society of Northern New England and astronomy instructor for Granite State College and UNH.
- Nicole Gugliucci -Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Saint Anselm College.
SpaceX first manned flight of the BFR will be carrying space-inspired art project #dearMoon hosted by Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese entrepreneur. BFR will take Yusaku and 6-8 artists on the first manned commercial flight to the moon.