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BBC Discovery
When Sunday
Start Time: 08.30
Finish 09.00

Sunday is considered a day of rest in many religions and cultures, yet it can also be your day of discovery! Join Phuket Island radio every Sunday morning at 8.30am on 91.5 & 102.5 FM here in Phuket, Thailand. Discovery can be heard online and now ON-Demand please check out BBC Discovery brought to you from the BBC in London.

Start your Phuket day bright and early with the knowledge that you have learnt something BBC Discovery logonew and are making the most of your day.

BBC – Discovery in the news

Did you read about a ground-breaking scientific discovery in the Phuket news but did not really understand the full weight of it. BBC Discovery brings you right to where the breakthrough was first made. Discovery goes direct to the scientists who made the discovery and discussing it with them. What better way to find out break it down with the men or women behind it all.

Discovery is a fascinating program that is sure to interest all. Science is so inter-connected with the world in which we live today, in more ways than you can imagine. This is where discovery comes in. Find out how science has benefited us in the fields of medicine and more. Perhaps after having tuned into BBC Discovery on 91.5 & 102.5 FM via free internet radio, you’ll have found yourself with a new found passion for science!

Science, Health and Technology

91.5 & 102.5 FM doesn’t stop with BBC Discovery, there’s Science in Action, Digital Planet and Health Check., All shows available each and every Saturday and Sunday morning. Don’t forget the BBC International News on the hour every hour and the Live via Satellite World Briefing each morning from 6am, ninety minutes of news and current affairs. Phuket Island Radio brings you a variety of shows daily in Phuket Thailand and around the world thanks to free online radio streaming. In keeping with our reputation at Phuket FM radio station, we do what we can to bring you shows that everyone can enjoy. Take a look at what we have to offer at the 91.5 and 102.5 FM shows line up today, we won’t let you down!

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This week on Discovery

In 1976, Nasa launched a campaign to help recruit the next generation of Astronauts.

It was fronted by African-American actress Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, as part of an effort to ensure the astronaut corps represented the diversity of the United States. When they were revealed to the press, the 35 members of the new astronaut group included six women, three African American men and one Asian American man.

All were appointed on merit. The selection of the first women caused quite a stir. As the ‘first mom in space’, Anna Fisher was asked by the press whether she was worried about her child (none of the fathers were asked). There were also jibes about separate restrooms and whether the women would ‘weep’ if something went wrong. Meanwhile, Nasa’s engineers suggested developing a zero-g makeup kit and the first US woman in space, Sally Ride, was issued with a long string of tampons (joined together like sausages) for a six-day mission. To mark the 40th anniversary of the first Shuttle launch in April 1981, astronaut Nicole Stott speaks to some of these pioneers and hears how Nasa has since aimed to become a beacon for diversity.

Contributors also include astronaut Charles Bolden, the first African American to head the space agency and – as Nasa prepares to land the first woman on the Moon – its new head of human spaceflight, Kathy Lueders. (Image: Sally Ride. Credit: Nasa) Producer: Richard Hollingham

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