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Podcast Profile: Gravity Assist

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98 episodes
2017 to 2022
Median: 23 minutes
Collection: Physics, Math, and Astronomy


Description (podcaster-provided):

NASA’s interplanetary talk show, hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green, introduces you to space professionals working to take exploration into the future.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ NASA space exploration • Scientific discoveries • Space missions • James Webb Space Telescope • Mars and Moon research • Astrobiology • Climate change • Space technology • International Space Station • Planetary science

"Gravity Assist" is a NASA interplanetary talk show hosted by former Chief Scientist Jim Green. Over the course of its five-season run, the podcast has provided listeners with an in-depth exploration of various aspects of space science and NASA's missions. The episodes feature interviews with a diverse range of scientists, engineers, and space professionals who are at the forefront of space exploration and research.

A recurring theme in the podcast is the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), with multiple episodes dedicated to its potential to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos. These episodes discuss the engineering behind the telescope, the first images it captured, and its future missions, such as exploring distant galaxies and our own solar system's planets.

Another prevalent topic is Mars, including the exploration of its surface with rovers like Perseverance, the sounds captured from the planet, and the potential for growing food in its environment. The podcast also delves into the Artemis program, which aims to return humans to the Moon, and the various technological and botanical advances needed to sustain long-term lunar exploration.

Climate change and its impacts are also key subjects, with multiple episodes examining Earth's climate system, the data gathered from space to monitor these changes, and the relevance of this information to planetary science. Discussions include the search for life beyond Earth, how scientists hunt for biosignatures and technosignatures, and the importance of planetary protection to avoid contaminating other worlds.

Space technology and engineering are frequently highlighted, covering everything from solar power systems for lunar missions to the intricacies of flying and controlling spacecraft and rovers millions of miles away. The podcast presents complex scientific concepts and cutting-edge research in an accessible format, appealing to those interested in space science and the future of space exploration.


Episodes:
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 32: Finale: Thanks for All the Gravity Assists
2022-Aug-12
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 31: Meet a Webb Scientist Who Looks Back in Time
2022-Jul-29
27 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Ep. 30: Gravity Assist: How We Make Webb (and Hubble) Images
2022-Jul-08
17 minutes
Episode Image Gravity Assist: It’s Raining Diamonds on These Planets
2022-Jul-01
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 28: This is What Mars Sounds Like, with Nina Lanza
2022-Jun-17
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 27: What Will We Eat on Mars?
2022-May-20
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 26: How to Grow Food on the Moon
2022-May-13
20 minutes
Episode Image Season 5,Episode 25: Walking on Broken Ice, with Catherine Walker
2022-Apr-22
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 24: Do Other Planets Make Pollution?
2022-Apr-08
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 23: These Space Rocks Have Seen It All
2022-Mar-18
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 22: Using Webb to Trace Galactic Histories
2022-Mar-04
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 21: In Case of Space Station Emergency
2022-Feb-18
24 minutes
Episode Image Gravity Assist: Meet NASA’s New Chief Scientist, Kate Calvin
2022-Jan-28
19 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 19: A New Set of X-Ray Eyes is Launching
2021-Dec-03
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 18: How to Move an Asteroid, with Nancy Chabot
2021-Nov-19
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 17: Solar Power for the Moon
2021-Oct-29
19 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 16:Meet a Space Weather Scientist
2021-Oct-22
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 15: Lucy and the Space Fossils, with Hal Levison
2021-Oct-08
26 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 14: Goodbye Saturn, Hello Earth
2021-Aug-27
26 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 13: Freaky Physics on the Space Station
2021-Aug-06
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 12: Diving Into NASA History
2021-Jul-30
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 11: Onward to Venus, with Lori Glaze
2021-Jul-23
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 10: A Chance to Fly on Mars, with MiMi Aung
2021-Jul-09
27 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 9: This Asteroid Is Metal
2021-Jul-02
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 8: Let’s Talk About Climate Change
2021-Jun-18
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 7: From Space Camp to Mission Control
2021-Jun-11
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 6: Before You Launch: Practice, Practice, Practice
2021-Jun-04
20 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 5:Listening to the Universe, with Kim Arcand
2021-May-21
19 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 4: Always an Astronaut, with Ken Bowersox
2021-May-14
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 3: Breaking Barriers, with Dana Bolles
2021-Apr-30
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 2: Talking to Ingenuity and Other Space Robots
2021-Apr-23
17 minutes
Episode Image Season 5, Episode 1: Black Hole Mysteries, with Jeremy Schnittman
2021-Apr-16
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 5 Trailer – What’s Your Gravity Assist?
2021-Apr-09
2 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 25: Driving on Mars, with Sophia Mitchell
2021-Feb-12
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 24: Your Questions About Life Out There & Down Here
2020-Dec-23
33 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 23: The Bright Spot of the Asteroid Belt
2020-Dec-18
19 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 22: Set Sail for Europa, with Bob Pappalardo
2020-Dec-04
16 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 21: Mars Takes a Breath, with Jen Eigenbrode
2020-Nov-13
19 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 20: The History of the Future, with Steven Dick
2020-Oct-30
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 19: Life in the Clouds, with David J. Smith
2020-Oct-09
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 18: Why Icy Moons are So Juicy
2020-Sep-25
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 17: Is Artificial Intelligence the Future of Life?
2020-Sep-11
16 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 16: Our Sun, Our Life, with Vladimir Airapetian
2020-Aug-21
15 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 15 Looking For Life in Ancient Lakes
2020-Aug-14
17 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 14: Gardens at the Bottom of the Sea
2020-Aug-07
17 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 13: She Protects Other Planets from Our Germs
2020-Jul-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 12: The Search for Technosignatures
2020-Jun-26
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 11: Where are the Goldilocks Stars? With Giada Arney
2020-Jun-18
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 10: Puffy Planets, Powerful Telescopes
2020-Jun-12
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 9: Is Our Solar System Weird?
2020-Jun-05
28 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 8: There’s Life Under Ice in Antarctica.
2020-May-29
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 7: Deep Oceans in Deep Space, with Morgan Cable
2020-May-22
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 6: Life’s Building Blocks, with Jason Dworkin
2020-May-15
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 5: What If We Found Life On Mars?
2020-May-08
43 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 4: Persevering on Mars, with Mitch Schulte
2020-May-01
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 3: Could We Find Billion-Year-Old Cholesterol?
2020-Apr-24
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 2: Life on the Rocks, with Heather Graham
2020-Apr-17
20 minutes
Episode Image Season 4, Episode 1: What is Astrobiology? With Mary Voytek
2020-Apr-17
27 minutes
Episode Image Introducing Gravity Assist Season 4: Searching for Life
2020-Apr-15
2 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 15 — Astronauts Go Back to Moon School, with Kelsey
2019-Dec-19
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 14: The Moon's Holy GRAIL
2019-Dec-10
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 13: The Moon Quakes! With Walter Kiefer
2019-Sep-27
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 12: Fire Fountains on the Moon, with Dave Draper
2019-Sep-12
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 11: The Moon Was Like a Magnet, with Sonia Tikoo
2019-Aug-23
20 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 10: Beyond Apollo with Jake Bleacher
2019-Jul-18
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 9: Your Moon Questions Answered
2019-Jun-28
31 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 8: The Moon Rocks! With Barbara Cohen
2019-Jun-21
26 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 7: Mapping the Moon, with Noah Petro
2019-Jun-13
29 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 6: Why So Many Craters on the Moon? With David Kring
2019-Jun-06
28 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 5: Where's the Water on the Moon? With Jen Heldmann
2019-May-30
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 4: Why Do We Have a Moon? With Robin Canup
2019-May-09
31 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 3: Where Could We Go on the Moon? Steve Mackwell
2019-May-02
27 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 2: Buying a Ride to the Moon, with Steven Clarke
2019-Apr-24
18 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Episode 1: Meet NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
2019-Apr-11
30 minutes
Episode Image Season 3, Trailer
2019-Apr-01
1 minute
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 10: The Sun’s Mysteries with Thomas Zurbuchen
2018-Dec-11
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 9: Planetary Defense and Oumuamua with Kelly Fast
2018-Sep-26
26 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 8: Sunspots and Solar Flares with Alex Young
2018-Sep-11
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 7: Mars Dust Storm with Melinda Kahre.
2018-Aug-15
17 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 6: Exoplanet Hunting with Jon Jenkins
2018-Aug-01
28 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 5: Asteroid Hunting with Lindley Johnson
2018-Jul-17
30 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 4: Exploring Mars with Steve Squyres
2018-Jul-03
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 3: Mars and InSight with Bruce Banerdt
2018-May-02
25 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 2: TESS & Exoplanets with Martin Still
2018-Apr-12
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 2, Episode 1: Explorer 1 with Jim Green
2018-Mar-01
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 12: Science and Science Fiction with Andy Weir
2018-Feb-07
23 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 11: The Kuiper Belt with Alan Stern
2018-Jan-31
19 minutes
Episode Image Gravity Assist Podcast, Pluto with Alan Stern
2018-Jan-24
18 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 9: Uranus and Neptune with Amy Simon
2018-Jan-17
16 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 8: Saturn with Linda Spilker
2018-Jan-10
20 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 7: Jupiter with Jared Epsley
2018-Jan-03
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 6: Mars with Bruce Jakosky and Michael Meyer
2017-Dec-20
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 5: The Moon with Sarah Noble
2017-Dec-13
21 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 4: Earth with Tom Wagner
2017-Dec-06
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 3: Venus with David Grinspoon
2017-Nov-29
24 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 2: Mercury with Faith Vilas
2017-Nov-22
22 minutes
Episode Image Season 1, Episode 1: The Sun with Nicky Fox
2017-Nov-15
23 minutes
Episode Image NASA’s New “Gravity Assist” Podcast Debuts Nov. 15, 2017
2017-Nov-02
1 minute