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Geeking with Destination Venus Episode #17: We broke the Planet...

Because he's still terrible at organising things and still hasn't managed to meet up with Alice to continue their Lord of the Rings discussion, and hasn't managed to meet with anyone else lately either Regie is flying solo again this week. Click on the image below to go to the download page, search Geeking with Destination Venus wherever the finest pods are cast, or check out the listen again feature at Harrogate Community Radio.

So we started optimistically enough with discussion of the delay to N.A.S.A.'s Artemis project to put people back on the Moon by 2024. It has been confirmed that for various reasons the space suits that would be required simply won't be ready until spring 2025 at the very earliest, so we're all going to have to be patient.

You can read more about that HERE.

If you'd like to know more about the Artemis project itself, you can read about it HERE. We're going back to the Moon folks - but not in 2024. (The Chinese might well beat N.A.S.A. to it, but that's a subject for another time - and if they do we won't know about it until it's done because the Chinese Space Agency is famously non-communicative...)

Then Regie spoiled everything by talking about the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. This became the "boring preachy part" of the show because Regie has read the whole thing and seriously, it's depressing reading. We're recommending you don't click the above hyperlink. It'll only upset you - it's a relentlessly depressing report.

There were some comics recommendations:

He also wanted you to see the cover of Nightwing #83, which he considers one of the finest comics covers he's ever seen - and he's been in comics now for more than thirty years. So, feast your eyes!

Nightwing #83 Cover. A thing of beauty!
Nightwing #83 Cover. A thing of beauty!

The way this cover uses time and space, the composition, this is something that can only be done in comics. It's astounding.

Finally there were some podcast recommendations:

And apart from the Geeky Community Cork Board announcements about