|Episode Forty-Nine: The Show Must Go On
||[Dec. 22nd, 2011|09:50 pm]
Episode 49 is live!
Yes, listeners, this is Kevin's final episode as regular co-host. Drop a comment and let him know how awesome he has been. Shut up I am not still crying it is very dusty in here
Thanks to Lore, the ubiquitous Trekkiegirl, for coming onto the show this episode!
"The lava lamp of sound" - here, have some ambient Enterprise engine noise.
So hey, we heard you like audio dramas. We have audio dramas now. Audio dramas are cool.
Here's all the cool stuff about Kepler-22b, from PlanetQuest, Time and NASA!
Our friend and listener Suzannah has a podcast now: go listen to Animated Things Club if you're into animation at all.
You an arachnophobe? Play Skyrim? Have we got the mod for you! (WARNING: Spider picture. But then bears.) (Also P.S. dear Blizzard please do this for the Terokkarantula kthxbai)
As a holiday present from Made Of Fail to you, please enjoy a porcupine eating corn.
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SHOW YOUR WORK:
6 trillion miles per light year X 600 light years =
360,000,000,000,000 miles (360 trillion)
/17,500 mph (space shuttle max speed to sustain orbit)
=20,571,428,571 hours (I am leaving off decimal points JUST BECAUSE OKAY)
/24 hours in a day = 857,142,857 days
/365 days in a year = 2,348,336 years to reach Kepler-22b via space shuttle.
The "40" came from forgetting to multiply somewhere, because I am bad at math and this is why I don't work for NASA.
Wow. The end of an era. This is very bittersweet. I know Kevin will still be around, but it'll be a little strange to not hear his voice as often.
But, I remind myself that not all change is bad and I am looking forward to the new co-host and the new epiodes with anticipation. Best of luck to Dayna and the lucky
schmuck individual chosen to co-host.
And the Star Trek drama sounds so cool! I've been a Trekkie since before I can remember and I'm a big fan of the New Frontier series (written by the awesome PAD), so this sound to be a lot of fun.
And it was nice to hear from Trekkiegirl! She sounds so awesome. OK, enough sucking up for one day, lol.
And was Kevin regenerating at the end like the Doctor? That was pretty awesome, I gotta say!
And I really need me some Dr. Who icons. Damn icon limit...
I didn't think I'd get emotional listening to this, but hearing Dayna choke up made me choke up just a little bit.
Wait, there are people more awesome than you guys? Care to name names? In all seriousness, though, and just speaking for myself, I don't like you guys because I think you're cool and super awesome, I like you guys because you remind me of myself.
I am thoroughly verklempt. The ending was lovely.
And I like hearing you guys nerd about space! I think Packing for Mars by Mary Roach is pretty good reading on that subject.
I came up with a similar number for the length of time to get to Kepler-22b using the current speed record for a spacecraft (set by the Helios probes). At their maximum speed it would take 2.649 million years to get there.
Also, it is possible that a single manly tear may have rolled down my cheek towards the end of this episode...