Voyager 2 contacted for the first time since March - says “hello”
We reported back in February how scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory were working flat out repairing Voyager 2. The only antenna that can command the 43 year old spacecraft has been offline since March undergoing repairs and upgrades – but now the Voyager team have called the craft and Voyager 2 returned a signal confirming it had received the "call" and executed the commands without issue. Voyager’s Project Manager Suzanne Dodds explains how they did this and what happens next.
Danielle George MBE – the new president of the IET
Getting more women and young people engaged in tech and engineering is top of Professor Danielle George’s list as she takes over as the president of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. She joins Gareth and Bill on the programme live to discuss digital poverty and what the IET is doing to reduce it
Online recruitment scams during the pandemic
What would you do if you realised the job you’d applied for online didn’t actually exist? You’d think it would be easy to tell if you were being scammed – but with the coronavirus pandemic forcing people out of jobs and to stay at home, police and cybercrime experts have been warning people how much easier it is to be lured in by recruitment fraud. Reporter Matt Murphy has been speaking to people who’ve been affected over the last few months.
The programme is presenter by Gareth Mitchell with expert commentary from Bill Thompson.
(Image: Voyager 2. Credit: NASA)
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Producer: Ania Lichtarowicz
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