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Blue Dot 234: SPACE 2021— A look at the highlights

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Dave visits with Brendan Byrne, space reporter for NPR affiliate WMFE in Orlando, Florida about a very busy 2021 in the space business with commercial flights by Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX.

Then Dave is joined by Lucy mission project scientist Keith Noll to profile that spacecraft's upcoming visit to the Trojan asteroids that co orbit the Sun with Jupiter.

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.