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Andy Rivkin, Lead Investigator - Diving into NASA’s DART Mission on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense

November 21, 2023 Markus Mooslechner, Andy Rivkin Episode 94
Andy Rivkin, Lead Investigator - Diving into NASA’s DART Mission on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense
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Andy Rivkin, Lead Investigator - Diving into NASA’s DART Mission on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense
Nov 21, 2023 Episode 94
Markus Mooslechner, Andy Rivkin

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #94: Diving into NASA’s DART Mission: Lead Investigator Andy Rivkin on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense 

Episode 094 features special guests: Andy Rivkin

Join us in this episode of Space Cafe Podcast as Markus Mooslechner talks with Andy Rivkin about the thrilling DART mission. As its Lead Investigator, Rivkin offers a rare glimpse into the world of planetary defense, sharing the intricate dance between meticulously executed plans and the unpredictable nature of space exploration. From the collision course with Dimorphos to the anticipation of Hera's future findings, Rivkin’s narrative is a testament to human ingenuity and our relentless pursuit of cosmic knowledge.

3 Memorable Quotes by Andy Rivkin:

  1. "The DART mission stands as a testament to our proactive stance on planetary defense, showcasing our readiness to safeguard our planet."
  2. "Every mission has its heartbeat, its rhythm. With DART, it was about embracing the mission's end as much as its beginning, knowing the impact we hoped to achieve."
  3. "In the cosmos, we find a reflection of life's unpredictability, where even the most calculated orbits can reveal new paths, new possibilities."


List of All Links or Names Shared: 

DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test: official NASA page: https://shorturl.at/fqvMO

ESA’s Hera Mission: official ESA page: https://shorturl.at/oGQT5

Planetary Defense Coordination Office: official page: https://shorturl.at/chQYZ

CubeSats Milani and Juventus: mission details: https://shorturl.at/oFH19

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SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present: The Space Café Podcast #94: Diving into NASA’s DART Mission: Lead Investigator Andy Rivkin on the Frontlines of Planetary Defense 

Episode 094 features special guests: Andy Rivkin

Join us in this episode of Space Cafe Podcast as Markus Mooslechner talks with Andy Rivkin about the thrilling DART mission. As its Lead Investigator, Rivkin offers a rare glimpse into the world of planetary defense, sharing the intricate dance between meticulously executed plans and the unpredictable nature of space exploration. From the collision course with Dimorphos to the anticipation of Hera's future findings, Rivkin’s narrative is a testament to human ingenuity and our relentless pursuit of cosmic knowledge.

3 Memorable Quotes by Andy Rivkin:

  1. "The DART mission stands as a testament to our proactive stance on planetary defense, showcasing our readiness to safeguard our planet."
  2. "Every mission has its heartbeat, its rhythm. With DART, it was about embracing the mission's end as much as its beginning, knowing the impact we hoped to achieve."
  3. "In the cosmos, we find a reflection of life's unpredictability, where even the most calculated orbits can reveal new paths, new possibilities."


List of All Links or Names Shared: 

DART – Double Asteroid Redirection Test: official NASA page: https://shorturl.at/fqvMO

ESA’s Hera Mission: official ESA page: https://shorturl.at/oGQT5

Planetary Defense Coordination Office: official page: https://shorturl.at/chQYZ

CubeSats Milani and Juventus: mission details: https://shorturl.at/oFH19

Choice of Music for the Spotify Playlist for the Aspiring Space Traveler: 


Rate us and leave a review on Apple Podcasts. 

• 🌟 Inspired by the episode? 

🚀 Share this cosmic journey with your network on Twitter and Facebook. 

• 🎧 Don’t miss out on future episodes—subscribe to our podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, and other platforms!

Send us a Text Message.

You can find us on Spotify and Apple Podcast!

Please visit us at
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