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Dinner Table Politics

Nov 28, 2018

Space: The Final Frontier!

Abby only lets Jim say that once, although a second mention sneaks in near the end of the podcast. This was recorded minutes after NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on the surface of Mars, and Abby and Jim discuss the significance of that accomplishment, as well as the history of America's space program, including the Cold War competition that got us to the moon first and, so far, last.

The future of space travel also comes into focus, as does Elon Musk's prediction that there's a "70% chance" the he will personally travel to Mars. Also, who did astronaut Buzz Aldrin punch in the face?