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Sky Crew: "Goblin" Planet Discovery Redefining Solar System

Oct 4, 2018

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.


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.