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Podcast Profile: Planetary Radio: Space Exploration, Astronomy and Science

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Site: www.planetary.org/planetary-radio
1104 episodes
2002 to present
Average episode: 40 minutes
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Categories: Astronomy • Interview-Style

Podcaster's summary: Planetary Radio brings you the human adventure across our solar system and beyond. We visit each week with the scientists, engineers, leaders, advocates and astronauts who are taking us across the final frontier. Regular features raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face. Join host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues including Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla as they dive deep into the latest space news. The monthly Space Policy Edition takes you inside the DC beltway where the future of the US space program hangs in the balance. Visit planetary.org/radio for the space trivia contest, an episode guide, and much more.

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-06 12:58 UTC. Episodes: 1104. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Dec-02 • 74 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's Economic Impact with Alex MacDonald and Joshua Drucker
What is NASA’s return on investment? NASA chief economist Alex MacDonald and University of Illinois Chicago professor Joshua Drucker provide revealing answers from a new economic impact report.
2022-Nov-30 • 79 minutes
A Happy 20th Anniversary for Planetary Radio
Join the Planetary Society’s CEO, its co-founder Louis Friedman and others as we mark Planetary Radio’s entry into its third decade.
2022-Nov-23 • 70 minutes
Giving the University of Arizona Mirror Lab a spin
Join us for a tour of the University of Arizona’s Mirror Lab where they use a giant, spinning oven filled with molten glass to create the primary mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope.
2022-Nov-16 • 59 minutes
Voyager Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker
Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker has now taken on the same job for the Voyager Interstellar Mission.
2022-Nov-11 • 58 minutes
Space Policy Edition: What the Congressional Midterms Means for Space Science
Bethany Johns of the American Astronomical Society talks with Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier about how changes in Washington after the midterm elections may affect support for science.
2022-Nov-09 • 64 minutes
Ann Druyan wishes you a happy Sagan Day
Celebrate Carl Sagan’s birthday with his longtime collaborator and life partner Ann Druyan.
2022-Nov-04 • 99 minutes
Space Policy Edition Bonus: Q&A with Casey Dreier and Bill Nye
A special Space Policy Edition featuring a recent policy and advocacy webcast that gave Planetary Society members the opportunity to query Chief Advocate Casey Dreier and Society CEO Bill Nye.
2022-Nov-02 • 56 minutes
DART smacked an asteroid! So what’s next in planetary defense?
The Double Asteroid Redirection Test was a brilliant success. The leaders of NASA’s Planetary Defense Coordination Office tell us what’s next in the quest to protect Earth.
2022-Oct-26 • 48 minutes
Meet the new Planetary Radio host! (and enjoy a beer with a cosmologist)
20 years after its creation, Mat Kaplan is ready to introduce the great new host of Planetary Radio. We also join an assembly of astrophysicists as they toast each other and the cosmos.
2022-Oct-19 • 63 minutes
Eyes on the Sky: Spacewatch and the Catalina Sky Survey
Meet leaders of two of the most successful Earth-based searches for asteroids, including many that could threaten Earth.
2022-Oct-12 • 61 minutes
Innovate! NASA’s leading-edge fellows share their amazing projects
Join us at the 2022 NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium for a taste of projects that just might change the world.
2022-Oct-07 • 63 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Geopolitics of a Successful SETI Detection
How will nations react if (when?) humanity detects the presence of an alien intelligence or civilization? That’s the topic Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier takes up with his guest, astrophysicist Jason Wright.
2022-Oct-05 • 44 minutes
Grounded: The director of the SOFIA flying observatory looks back
Director of SOFIA Science Mission Operations Margaret Meixner joins us to lament the end of the giant flying observatory and to celebrate its tremendous successes.
2022-Sep-28 • 69 minutes
Bull’s-eye! DART impacts Dimorphos, and we meet space image artist and processor Judy Schmidt
Listen as the Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft closes in on asteroid Dimorphos, followed by a triumphant conversation with DART Coordination Lead Nancy Chabot, and a visit with space image processor Judy Schmidt.
2022-Sep-21 • 53 minutes
Countdown to DART: Will We Move an Asteroid?
The DART spacecraft’s impact on asteroid moonlet Dimorphos is days away, so we’ll check in with Mission Coordination Lead Nancy Chabot as well as Simone Pirrotta, program manager for the LICIACube probe that will be watching the smackdown.
2022-Sep-14 • 78 minutes
It’s Not Just NASA: Space Agency Leaders at the Artemis 1 Launch Attempt
Leaders of several major, international space agencies talked with host Mat Kaplan during the first attempt to launch the Artemis 1 Moon mission.
2022-Sep-07 • 71 minutes
Countdown to Artemis, The Return to the Moon
Join Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues in Florida for the first attempt to launch the Space Launch System rocket on a mission to the Moon.
2022-Sep-02 • 64 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Mike Gold on Crafting the Artemis Accords
Former NASA Associate Administrator Mike Gold shepherded the Artemis Accords, a set of bilateral agreements for collaboration in human space exploration. Casey Dreier spoke with him in Florida as we awaited the launch of Artemis 1.
2022-Aug-31 • 79 minutes
The Voyager Mission: A 45th Anniversary Celebration
It’s a party for Voyager and the team of scientists, engineers and others who have followed it across our solar system. Then we’ll visit with Ann Druyan, creative director for the Voyager Golden Record.
2022-Aug-24 • 39 minutes
Pieces of Mars: How We’ll Get Them to Earth
Getting precious Mars rocks into Earthbound labs is an unprecedented challenge. We’ll hear how a lander, a rocket, a big solar-powered transfer vehicle and two helicopters will take on this challenge.
2022-Aug-17 • 48 minutes
A Venus Phosphine Scoop! The Return of Jane Greaves
Delightful astronomer Jane Greaves is back with the latest evidence for phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus.
2022-Aug-10 • 43 minutes
Comets Stink! The Chemical Zoo Found at Comet Chury
Scientists have found a menagerie of complex organic compounds on the comet visited by the Rosetta spacecraft that connect it with the birth of our solar system.
2022-Aug-05 • 73 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on Bringing Change to NASA
Former NASA deputy administrator Lori Garver returns for a deep conversation with Casey Dreier about her fight to turn the agency toward commercial partnerships and away from the expensive Constellation program.
2022-Aug-03 • 35 minutes
Citizen Science: Join the search for Martian clouds
Scientists need your help identifying clouds high above the surface of the red planet. The goal is figuring out where Mars’ water went.
2022-Jul-27 • 61 minutes
New Jet Propulsion Lab Director Laurie Leshin
Laurie Leshin has just become the tenth director of JPL and the first woman to run the fabled center for space science and robotic exploration.
2022-Jul-20 • 80 minutes
Science from the Moon, and former NASA chief scientist Jim Green looks back
The former director of NASA’s Planetary Science division, Jim Green, retired as the agency’s chief scientist in January. This episode opens with a special announcement from host Mat Kaplan.
2022-Jul-13 • 77 minutes
The JWST: An Awesome New Window on the Universe Opens Wide
NASA and its partners have revealed the first stunning images from the new space telescope. We’ll talk about them with Bill Nye and members of the JWST team.
2022-Jul-06 • 79 minutes
A Hero of the New Space Age: Lori Garver and Escaping Gravity
Lori Garver went up against powerful forces inside and outside NASA to create the hugely successful commercial cargo and crew programs.
2022-Jul-01 • 76 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Pathfinder and the Birth of the Discovery Program
Space exploration historian Michael Neufeld traces the fascinating history of one of NASA’s most successful programs of planetary exploration.
2022-Jun-29 • 56 minutes
Asteroid Day! Earth Plays Defense
A co-founder of the annual, worldwide event, and the leader of the European Space Agency’s planetary defense program mark the 114th anniversary of the Tunguska near-Earth asteroid disaster and the progress we’ve made toward avoiding another impact.
2022-Jun-22 • 57 minutes
Sail on! Bill Nye and others celebrate LightSail 2’s three years in space
Celebrate the third anniversary of LightSail 2’s launch with Bill Nye and other leaders of The Planetary Society.
2022-Jun-15 • 70 minutes
Portrait of a Scientist: A Conversation with Psyche mission leader Lindy Elkins-Tanton
Psyche asteroid mission principal investigator Lindy Elkins-Tanton returns with her excellent new memoir, “A Portrait of the Scientist as a Young Woman.”
2022-Jun-08 • 81 minutes
Planetary Radio at the Humans to Mars Summit
Mat Kaplan helped host the Humans to Mars Summit in Washington D.C., where much of the community that is working to get us to Mars gathered.
2022-Jun-03 • 54 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Inside the Planetary Science Decadal Survey Process with Bethany Ehlmann
Professor Bethany Ehlmann served on the steering committee for the new planetary science and astrobiology decadal survey that will steer future exploration of the solar system.
2022-Jun-01 • 99 minutes
Planetary Radio Live in London: The Moons Symphony
Join us for Planetary Radio Live at Imperial College London!
2022-May-25 • 61 minutes
Cassini’s Dramatic End: A Planetary Radio Reprise
We were there when the spacecraft ended 13 years of exploration and revelation at Saturn.
2022-May-18 • 79 minutes
Life, the Universe and Britney Schmidt
Britney Schmidt is preparing us for the day when a submarine will slip into the seas of an ocean world like Europa to search for life.
2022-May-11 • 38 minutes
Perseverance Perseveres: A Mars rover update from Ken Farley
The Mars 2020 rover has rolled into an ancient river delta on the Red Planet. Will we find evidence of past life there?
2022-May-06 • 72 minutes
Space Policy Edition: How Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Has Changed Space, with Mariel Borowitz
International space policy and sustainability expert Mariel Borowitz explores with Casey Dreier how the war in Ukraine reaches beyond Earth in ways that are chilling and surprising.
2022-May-04 • 46 minutes
Heavy Metal: An encounter with the Psyche spacecraft
Suit up for a clean room encounter with the Psyche spacecraft that will soon launch toward the asteroid belt.
2022-Apr-27 • 45 minutes
The End of Astronauts?
Britain’s Astronomer Royal Martin Rees and science writer Don Goldsmith question the value of putting astronauts in harm’s way at great expense in their new book.
2022-Apr-20 • 58 minutes
Yuri’s Night: Join the party!
Thousands celebrated the 61st anniversary of the first human voyage into space. We’ll take you to the Los Angeles party under the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
2022-Apr-13 • 70 minutes
Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise
Fred Haise takes us on board the mission that almost didn’t make it home from the Moon and shares many other stories.
2022-Apr-08 • 66 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2023 Budget Request
A healthy $26 billion has been proposed for NASA next year, but there are at least a couple of troubling factors we’ll discuss as Congress begins its review.
2022-Apr-06 • 45 minutes
Neptune Odyssey: why we need to visit an ice giant
Leaders of the Neptune Odyssey study for the next planetary science and astrobiology decadal survey share their team’s exciting approach for an ice giant-orbiting spacecraft.
2022-Mar-30 • 56 minutes
X-raying the universe with Martin Weisskopf
X-ray astronomy is vital to solving some of the universe’s biggest mysteries. Martin Weisskopf’s brand new space telescope has joined the effort.
2022-Mar-23 • 53 minutes
Legendary Space Physics Pioneer Margaret Kivelson
A fascinating conversation with a space science and policy leader who is still hard at work in her 10th decade.
2022-Mar-18 • 33 minutes
Planetary Radio Special Edition: The Voyager Golden Record by Twenty Thousand Hertz
A special Planetary Radio presentation of the Voyager Golden Record produced by our friends at Twenty Thousand Hertz.
2022-Mar-16 • 61 minutes
Meet the first STEP Grant awardees
The Planetary Society’s new Science and Technology Empowered by the Public (STEP) grant program will let citizens join the search for ET and enable astronomers to discover the nature of hundreds of near-Earth asteroids.
2022-Mar-09 • 48 minutes
Water, water everywhere with Bethany Ehlmann
Water may have flowed on Mars for a billion more years than was previously thought, giving possible life an extra billion years to thrive.
2022-Mar-04 • 88 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Why are outer planets missions so expensive?
Casey talks with experts about the 50th anniversary of the Pioneer 10 launch toward Jupiter and beyond, and why most outer planets missions since then have been so costly.
2022-Mar-02 • 48 minutes
5,000 worlds and counting: the success of TESS
MIT’s Michelle Kunimoto heads the TESS Faint Star Search that has revealed over 1,600 of the more than 5,000 TESS-discovered exoplanet candidates in our galaxy.
2022-Feb-23 • 65 minutes
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon on life, the universe and everything
Astrobiologist and author David Grinspoon shares his thoughts about the search for life, where we might find it and how planetary science works.
2022-Feb-16 • 57 minutes
Saving the world one telescope at a time: The Shoemaker NEO grant winne
Meet three of the just-announced recipients of Planetary Society Gene Shoemaker NEO grants. They search the skies for asteroids and comets that could threaten our planet.
2022-Feb-09 • 52 minutes
The weather on brown dwarfs, and worlds on the eve of destruction
Johanna Vos watches the weather on brown dwarf worlds while her colleague, Sam Grunblatt, finds giant planets spiraling toward their doom.
2022-Feb-04 • 81 minutes
Space Policy Edition: JWST and the politics of mega-science (with Robert Smith)
Science historian Robert Smith describes how NASA's new flagship space observatory came to be.
2022-Feb-02 • 64 minutes
Nobel laureate John Mather: The promise of the James Webb Space Telescope
JWST senior project scientist John Mather has been looking forward to the new space telescope’s first light for more than 30 years. He joins us with an exciting preview.
2022-Jan-26 • 51 minutes
Worlds of snow and ice
New research shows that the giant plumes of Saturn’s moon Enceladus may not be coming from the warm ocean deep below the icy surface.
2022-Jan-19 • 52 minutes
Curiosity rolls on: Mars Science Laboratory project scientist Ashwin Vasavada
The Curiosity rover’s lead researcher reviews the latest findings and images from Mars’ Gale Crater.
2022-Jan-12 • 61 minutes
We have touched the Sun: The Parker Solar Probe’s triumph
A spacecraft has penetrated the Sun’s corona for the first time, revealing unprecedented data and capturing a mind-blowing video.
2022-Jan-07 • 64 minutes
Space Policy Edition: What We're Watching in 2022
Planetary Society chief of D.C. operations Brendan Curry returns for a look ahead at what to expect in 2022.
2022-Jan-05 • 65 minutes
Return to the Moon: Spacesuits and preparing for splashdown in the Pacific
Building the next spacesuit for Moon walkers, and a shipboard update on how the Artemis 1 Orion capsule will be recovered from the Pacific Ocean.
2021-Dec-29 • 72 minutes
A good year for space: Planetary Society all-stars review 2021
Seven Planetary Society experts and enthusiasts celebrate 2021’s many space science and exploration milestones.
2021-Dec-22 • 56 minutes
Discovering Mars with Jim Bell and William Sheehan
“Discovering Mars” is the new chronicle of humanity’s long relationship with the Red Planet, assembled by space historian William Sheehan and Mars explorer Jim Bell.
2021-Dec-15 • 63 minutes
JWST is ready for launch and amazing science
Three astronomers share what they hope the James Webb Space Telescope will reveal about our universe after its launch this month.
2021-Dec-08 • 53 minutes
A conversation with the director of “Don’t Look Up”
Director Adam McKay and planetary defense expert Amy Mainzer join us for a conversation about the film and the science behind it.
2021-Dec-03 • 78 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Astronomy Goes Big, with Heidi Hammel
Veteran astronomer Heidi Hammel discusses how the new astrophysics decadal survey lays the groundwork for decades of exciting science.
2021-Dec-01 • 70 minutes
Discovering life elsewhere: How can we be sure?
NASA’s Jim Green and Mary Voytek want the science community to develop tools that will help us evaluate potential evidence of life beyond Earth.
2021-Nov-24 • 59 minutes
Into the anthropocosmos with Ariel Ekblaw
Into the Anthropocosmos is MIT Space Exploration Initiative director Ariel Ekblaw’s collection of innovations that will improve life in space and on Earth.
2021-Nov-17 • 53 minutes
The DART asteroid impact mission begins, with Nancy Chabot
The DART mission begins its journey that will end when it smashes into an asteroid, demonstrating how we might save Earth from a devastating impact.
2021-Nov-10 • 60 minutes
Spacecraft communications and navigation with Badri Younes
Spacecraft need a navigation and communication infrastructure to carry out their missions. Learn how NASA does it and what’s in store for the future.
2021-Nov-05 • 72 minutes
Space Policy Edition: We're entering a new era of planetary defense (with Lindley Johnson)
The head of NASA’s planetary defense program discusses how the DART mission represents a new era for defending our planet from dangerous asteroids.
2021-Nov-03 • 49 minutes
Sarah Al Amiri and the new UAE mission to the asteroid belt
The head of the United Arab Emirates space agency announces a new mission to explore seven asteroids.
2021-Oct-27 • 31 minutes
Sally Ride: Revisiting our 2005 conversation
A first-ever encore of our wonderful conversation with the first American woman in space.
2021-Oct-20 • 78 minutes
Amazing Technology at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Symposium
Here’s our sampling of the leading edge research presented by NIAC Fellows at NASA’s 2021 virtual gathering.
2021-Oct-13 • 63 minutes
Leaders of the Lucy asteroid mission
Principal investigator Hal Levison and colleagues prepare us for the launch of NASA’s Lucy spacecraft in an exclusive interview.
2021-Oct-06 • 39 minutes
Why didn’t Dawn land on dwarf planet Ceres?
The ion engine-powered Dawn spacecraft will orbit Ceres for many years. Could it have touched down on the surface of the dwarf planet?
2021-Oct-01 • 58 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's Congressional Logjam
Brandon Curry, The Planetary Society’s chief of Washington operations, helps us untangle the fast-changing and complex machinations underway in the US capitol. What does it mean for NASA?
2021-Sep-29 • 67 minutes
Mars Beckons: The 2021 Humans to Mars Summit
Highlights of the annual gathering of leaders and experts who are building toward humans walking on the Red Planet.
2021-Sep-22 • 58 minutes
The Wonderful: a new documentary about the International Space Station
Director Clare Lewins and NASA astronaut Cady Coleman discuss the new documentary “The Wonderful: Stories from the Space Station.”
2021-Sep-15 • 61 minutes
The Case for a Return to Enceladus
Flying a spacecraft through geysers spewing from Saturn’s moon Enceladus might reveal the building blocks of life or even life itself.
2021-Sep-08 • 64 minutes
An ESCAPADE to Mars, on the cheap
Can NASA send robotic explorers to Mars for a tiny fraction of what most missions cost?
2021-Sep-03 • 86 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The cultural rituals of space advocacy, with Linda Billings
Space outreach expert and social scientist Linda Billings talks with host Casey Dreier about the language space advocates use to share their message.
2021-Sep-01 • 43 minutes
Liquid Water Under the Martian Polar Ice? Maybe Not
New research indicates that what appeared to be liquid water hiding under Mars’ polar ice may actually be a form of clay.
2021-Aug-25 • 45 minutes
Europa Clipper Sails Toward Launch
Mission system manager Al Cangahuala says the robotic explorer of Jupiter’s ocean moon is making steady progress toward a 2024 launch.
2021-Aug-18 • 47 minutes
Cassini, Voyager and beyond with Linda Spilker
Cassini mission project scientist returns with new science from ocean moon Enceladus and anniversaries to celebrate with the Voyager mission.
2021-Aug-11 • 55 minutes
How Perseverance drives itself around Mars
The Perseverance rover’s chief robotics engineer takes us for a spin across Mars.
2021-Aug-06 • 71 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Mars via the Nuclear Option
NASA’s Bhavya Lal returns to explain the challenges and big advantages of nuclear propulsion in space.
2021-Aug-04 • 46 minutes
Alan Stern Says It’s Time for Suborbital Science
Planetary scientist and New Horizons principal investigator Alan Stern says great science will ride on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and Blue Origin’s New Shepard.
2021-Jul-28 • 88 minutes
Andy Chaikin on Apollo 15 and the lessons of Apollo
Space historian and author of A Man on the Moon Andy Chaikin returns as we celebrate Apollo 15’s 50th anniversary.
2021-Jul-21 • 49 minutes
Amy Mainzer and a New Asteroid-Hunting Space Telescope
NASA has approved development of the NEO Surveyor space telescope. Project lead Amy Mainzer will share her hopes for this vital planetary defense tool.
2021-Jul-14 • 63 minutes
We’re Going Back to Venus
Leaders of the DAVINCI and VERITAS missions tell us what their spacecraft will reveal about the planet that is so much like Earth and yet so terribly different.
2021-Jul-07 • 79 minutes
Visiting the James Webb Space Telescope
Host Mat Kaplan visits the James Webb Space Telescope in California to see the observatory before it launches and speak with project leaders.
2021-Jul-02 • 78 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Pentagon's UFO Report, Featuring Sarah Scoles
The Pentagon has released its assessment of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. Casey Dreier and science journalist Sarah Scoles talk about what’s behind the renewed interest in UFOs and Sarah’s book, They are Already Here.
2021-Jun-30 • 57 minutes
Finding Life by Looking for Complexity
University of Glasgow chemist Lee Cronin believes he and his collaborators have found a way to recognize life as we know it and as we don’t know it.
2021-Jun-23 • 53 minutes
The Pearly Clouds of Mars
Atmospheric scientist Mark Lemmon discusses the beautiful clouds on Mars imaged by NASA's Curiosity rover.
2021-Jun-16 • 65 minutes
Amateur Astronomers Saving the World
Planetary Society grants have enabled amateur astronomers to discover and track asteroids that cross Earth’s path. We’ll meet two of them.
2021-Jun-09 • 95 minutes
Experimental Cosmologist Brian Keating
A fascinating conversation with Brian Keating, director of the Simons Observatory that will search for our cosmic origins from a mountaintop in Chile’s Atacama region.
2021-Jun-04 • 51 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2022 Budget Request Says "Yes"
The White House’s proposed 2022 NASA budget is almost entirely great news, as is the announcement that two complementary orbiters will explore Venus.
2021-Jun-02 • 62 minutes
Mighty Jupiter Revealed
The Juno mission will continue its exploration of Jupiter till 2025, thanks to a four-year extension granted by NASA. Principal investigator Scott Bolton brings us up to date.
2021-May-26 • 55 minutes
The New Great Space Observatories
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine will soon issue the Astro2020 Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey. It will rank four major proposals for exciting, expensive new space-based telescopes. Astrophysicist Grant Tremblay joins us to explain why all four competing instruments have been grouped as The New Great Observatories, hoping to repeat the marvelous success of a quartet of previous telescopes: Hubble, Spitzer, Chandra and Compton. Then we’ll join Bruce Betts on board ...
2021-May-19 • 54 minutes
Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Project Manager MiMi Aung
The tiny Mars Helicopter Ingenuity has flown into our hearts. Project manager MiMi Aung and her team may have made it look easy, but Aung explains why it was anything but. Bruce Betts has tips for viewing the upcoming total lunar eclipse. Planetary Radio t-shirts are back as prizes in the space trivia contest! And we’ve got space headlines from The Downlink, our weekly newsletter. Discover more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/mimi-aung-ingenuity-updateSee... omnystudio.com/listener for pr...
2021-May-12 • 74 minutes
Defenders of Earth on Planetary Radio
The 2021 Planetary Defense Conference brought together the leading scientists, policymakers and other experts who are working to protect our planet from near-Earth objects (NEOs). The Planetary Society welcomed six of these heroes to a special virtual gathering in late April. You’ll hear their progress reports on this week’s show. One is our own Bruce Betts! He’ll stick around for a NEO-packed edition of What’s Up.  Discover more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/2021...
2021-May-07 • 54 minutes
Space Policy Edition: How Starship at the Moon Brings NASA Closer to Mars
In a surprise move, NASA chose SpaceX's Starship as the sole winner of its 3 billion-dollar human lunar lander development contract. Within days, Blue Origin and Dynetics filed official protests, forcing NASA to delay the award. Casey and Mat discuss how this selection, if it stands, is a smart move for a space agency that is serious about a true "Moon-to-Mars" program. Should we stop thinking about SpaceX as a scrappy startup and instead treat it as the world's leading aerospace company? Discover more here...
2021-May-05 • 51 minutes
Author Andy Weir and Project Hail Mary
It is always such fun to welcome back Andy Weir. The author of The Martian and Artemis has just published his most entertaining and inventive novel yet. Project Hail Mary gives an unlikely protagonist the job of saving humanity. Andy also shares his thoughts about the Mars helicopter Ingenuity, his hopes for NASA, and his low opinion of “the goldilocks zone” for life. Someone will win the book in Bruce Betts’ space trivia contest. We also introduce new Planetary Society editor Rae Paoletta...
2021-Apr-28 • 80 minutes
A Conversation with Kyoto Prize Recipient James Gunn
There is no Nobel prize for astronomy, so the Kyoto Prize for Astronomy and Astrophysics may be the highest international recognition an astronomer can receive. Princeton University professor of astronomy Jim Gunn is the most recent recipient. Jim recently joined Mat Kaplan for a deep conversation about the wonder and beauty of deep space, about the Sloan Digital Sky Survey that Jim co-created and led, and much more. Is there an asteroid with Mat Kaplan’s name on it? That question is at the heart of t...
2021-Apr-21 • 62 minutes
Is ‘Oumuamua a Piece of a Pluto-Like Planet? And Ingenuity’s First Flight on Mars
We begin with a thrilling recap of the successful first flight of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars. Then we meet two researchers who have come up with a fascinating explanation for the first interstellar object discovered as it passed through our solar system. Rock out with Planetary Society chief scientist Bruce Betts as we discover the ‘80s band that made a hit out of the first Space Shuttle flight. Discover more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/steven-desch-alan-jackson-oumuamu...
2021-Apr-14 • 55 minutes
The High Frontier: A New Documentary About Gerard K. O’Neill
Physicist and space pioneer Gerard K. O’Neil gathered a community of followers as he led planning for vast, magnificent human settlements in space. Guests Dylan Taylor, Will Henry and Ryan Stuit have produced an inspiring, feature-length tribute to O’Neill that stars space luminaries including Jeff Bezos, Frank White, Lori Garver, Rick Tumlinson, and many others. Then Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan are joined by a special listener guest on What’s Up. Hear and discover more at https://www.plane...
2021-Apr-07 • 71 minutes
The First Space Shuttle Pilot: Bob Crippen on the 40th Anniversary of STS-1
Pilot Bob Crippen and Commander John Young became the first astronauts to fly a Space Shuttle into orbit on April 12, 1981. Crippen tells host Mat Kaplan about that mission and shares many more stories from his adventurous life. Mat was standing on the dry lake bed in the California desert when STS-1 returned to Earth.  Planetary Society senior space policy advisor Casey Dreier brings additional perspective to this anniversary, and it’s a space poetry festival when Bruce Betts arrives with this w...
2021-Apr-02 • 59 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Biden Names His NASA Administrator
Bill Nelson, former Senator from Florida, congressional astronaut, and father of the Space Launch System, will likely be NASA's next administrator. Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan also discuss The Planetary Society's global Day of Action, which saw hundreds of Society members meet with elected officials in Washington D.C., along with the news that the National Space Council will continue, and the 40th anniversary of the first Space Shuttle launch, with new budget data. Discover more here:  https://www.plan...
2021-Mar-31 • 55 minutes
NASA’s TESS Exoplanet Mission Finds Over 2,000 Possible New Worlds
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) team has just announced more than 2,200 new exoplanet candidates. Natalia Guerrero of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology manages these discoveries and still finds time to write plays, collaborate on musical performances and host radio shows that dig into the deeper meaning of our expanding universe. The Venusian phosphine debate continues! Space journalist Nancy Atkinson provides an update. Bruce Betts returns to expand our knowledge of the night sky a...
2021-Mar-24 • 60 minutes
The Perseverance Rover and a Great First Month on Mars
Deputy project scientists Katie Stack Morgan and Ken Williford are living on Mars time and living for Mars. We get an update from them on the work of the Mars 2020 rover. Perseverance is already accomplishing terrific science after just 5 weeks on the Red Planet. Katie and Ken also tell us what’s ahead, including launch of Mars helicopter Ingenuity. Then it’s checkmate as Bruce Betts makes his next move across the night sky in What’s Up. There’s more to discover at https://www.planet...
2021-Mar-17 • 51 minutes
Return From Ryugu: The Hayabusa2 Leader on His Mission’s Success
Hayabusa2 project manager Yuichi Tsuda and his team learned a lot from Hayabusa1, Japan’s troubled-though-successful mission that returned a sample from asteroid Itokawa. Now they are celebrating the recovery of a much larger sample from a different world: asteroid Ryugu. Dr. Tsuda joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating, exclusive conversation about the mission’s 5-billion-kilometer journey and the great science to come. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/yui...
2021-Mar-10 • 56 minutes
InSight’s Mole: A Martian Science Odyssey
Troy Hudson and a brilliant international team created a device that would hammer its way below the surface of Mars. Mars had other ideas. The Jet Propulsion Lab engineer and scientist returns to tell us the heroic tale of the InSight lander’s Heat Flow and Physical Properties Package, also known as the mole.  Stay with us for a tour of the current night sky and a new space trivia contest from Bruce Betts. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/troy-hudson-ins...
2021-Mar-05 • 61 minutes
Space Policy Edition: SpaceX's Early, Desperate Days (with Eric Berger)
The SpaceX of today reuses rockets and launches people into space. But 15 years ago, the future of the company was in doubt as its Falcon 1 rocket repeatedly failed to reach orbit. Eric Berger, Senior Space Editor at Ars Technica, joins the show to discuss his new book, Liftoff, which chronicles these early, formative years of the company in which it nearly collapsed. Discover more here:  https://www.planetary.org/planetar... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/liste...
2021-Mar-03 • 52 minutes
Spinoffs: How NASA Technologies Benefit Life on Earth
Cleaning up water pollution, inventing inexpensive ventilators for hospitals, turning waste plastic into sidewalks, and making baby formula more nutritious—these and thousands of other innovations have come directly from research and development for space exploration. NASA technology transfer program executive Daniel Lockney takes us on a tour of Spinoff 21, the agency’s fascinating new report.  Bruce Betts reminds us that a spin past Venus is sometimes the best way to head to far more dist...
2021-Feb-24 • 53 minutes
Touchdown! The Sights and Sounds of Perseverance on Mars
The Mars 2020 rover is on Mars. We have collected the most thrilling moments from the landing and the revelations that followed, including the first sounds recorded on the Red Planet. Bill Nye congratulates the entire Perseverance team and explains why this audacious mission is so important. Then Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan welcome special guests as they read the winners of the What’s Up Mars poetry contest. There’s more to discover at  https://www.planetary.org/planetar... omnystudio.com/li...
2021-Feb-17 • 43 minutes
Planetfest ’21: To Mars and Back Again
The Planetary Society’s Planetfest ’21 celebrated Mars and the newest visitors to the Red Planet.  Mat Kaplan shares some of his Planetfest conversation with Andy Weir, author of The Martian. We also sit down with the leader of the United Arab Emirates’ Hope mission that entered Mars orbit a few days ago. Planetary Society contributing editor Andrew Jones provides an update on China’s Tianwen-1 spacecraft that arrived within hours of Hope.  We’ll also join preparation...
2021-Feb-10 • 61 minutes
The Big Book of Mars: Our Obsession with the Red Planet
Mars has commanded our attention and stimulated our imaginations for millenia. Now, as 3 more spacecraft arrive, we talk with author Marc Hartzman about his new book that documents the fascination and fancy generated by the Red Planet. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier gives us a taste of the Society’s recommendations for the Biden administration regarding space exploration. Bruce Betts provides one more opportunity to win a Planetfest ’21 t-shirt! There’s more to discover, inc...
2021-Feb-05 • 79 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Big Picture on U.S. Science Funding
Matt Hourihan is perhaps the world's most knowledgeable expert in how the U.S. government funds basic science and development activities. He joins the show to talk about the big picture of where the money goes, how the focus has changed over time, and the consequences of budget cuts to critical science investments. Discover more here:  https://www.planetary.org/planetar... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2021-Feb-03 • 51 minutes
A Cosmic Odyssey: Decades of Discovery at the Palomar Observatory
Astronomer Linda Schweizer spent countless hours interviewing the explorers who revolutionized astronomy through observations made at California’s Palomar Observatory. She tells their fascinating stories and shares their science in her new book Cosmic Odyssey: How Intrepid Astronomers at Palomar Observatory Changed our View of the Universe. Attention space poets! You might win a Planetfest ’21 t-shirt as Mat and Bruce invite your best efforts in the new What’s Up contest. Hey, it could be ...
2021-Jan-27 • 55 minutes
‘Oumuamua: Avi Loeb says it may have been artificial
Could the first object shown to have originated outside our solar system be a light sail built by an alien civilization? That’s the very controversial hypothesis put forward by distinguished Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb in his new book Extraterrestrial. The book is about much more than ‘Oumuamua, and so is Avi’s conversation with Mat Kaplan. Bill Nye pays tribute to a fallen member of The Planetary Society’s space family, and the biggest coincidence in the history of Planetary Radio surfaces during What’...
2021-Jan-20 • 45 minutes
7 More Minutes of Terror: Perseverance Arrives at Mars
The 2020 Mars Rover will reach the Red Planet on February 18th after many months in the relative quiet of space. It will then undergo a true trial by fire as it descends to the surface. Jet Propulsion Lab systems engineer and his colleagues hope it will arrive as successfully as its sister Curiosity did in 2012. He tells host Mat Kaplan what to expect. Planetary Radio listeners prove once again that they are awesome as they go to amazing and unnecessary lengths (oops!) to answer the space trivia quiz. There...
2021-Jan-15 • 61 minutes
Space Policy Edition: A Mob at the U.S. Capitol
This is not your normal episode of the Space Policy Edition, but these are not normal times. The centuries-old U.S. tradition of the peaceful transfer of power ended on 6 January 2021, as a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building during the certification of the electoral college vote, leaving 5 dead. Hours later, more than one hundred members of Congress voted to object to the certified electoral results of Arizona and Pennsylvania. Jared Zambrano-Stout, former congressional staffer and chief of sta...
2021-Jan-13 • 72 minutes
A Symphony for 7 Moons
Composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg has created The Moons Symphony. You’ll hear excerpts from each of its 7 movements. They are inspired by and evoke 7 of our solar system’s smaller, unique worlds. Joining Amanda are her advisors and friends, artist and International Space Station astronaut Nicole Stott and Cassini mission project scientist Linda Spilker. Bruce Betts arrives with a new space trivia question based on a visitor to one of these moons. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/plane...
2021-Jan-06 • 50 minutes
Solar Cruiser: A Giant Sail Prepares for Space
It is many times larger than any previous solar sail, and it will pave the way for even bigger spacecraft propelled by light. Solar Cruiser principal investigator Les Johnson tells us about his latest project and looks to humanity crossing the gulfs of interstellar space. Stellaris: People of the Stars is a collection of science fact and fiction co-edited by Les. Mat and Bruce offer a copy in the new What’s Up space trivia contest. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0...
2020-Dec-30 • 72 minutes
Planetary Society All-Stars Review 2020 Space Milestones
Chief Scientist Bruce Betts, Editorial Director Jason Davis, Chief Advocate and Senior Space Policy Advisor Casey Dreier, and Communications Strategy and Canadian Space Policy Advisor Kate Howells join host Mat Kaplan for our annual look back at the closing year’s accomplishments in space exploration. They also predict 2021’s biggest events on the final frontier. A very cool prize awaits the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest. There’s more to discover at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-rad...
2020-Dec-23 • 49 minutes
Astronaut Stephanie Wilson Might Walk on the Moon
Engineer and astronaut Stephanie Wilson was a toddler when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin visited the Moon. She may someday almost literally walk in their footsteps. Stephanie is one of 18 astronauts--9 women and 9 men--chosen for the Artemis Team. We also welcome back Cassini-Huygens project scientist Linda Spilker for another update on the discoveries still being made thanks to that flagship mission. Linda also looks ahead toward more missions in the outer solar system. Did you catch the great conjunction...
2020-Dec-16 • 57 minutes
What Do You Need to Make Martian Oxygen? MOXIE!
Mike Hecht is in charge of the MOXIE experiment on NASA’s Perseverance rover, arriving on Mars in February. The tiny device will test our ability to turn the Red Planet’s plentiful carbon dioxide into oxygen. Someday a scaled-up version may make the oxidizer that will get astronauts back to Earth. Mike also helps lead the groundbreaking Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration that captured the first image of a black hole. Want to win a Planetary Society baseball cap? Your opportunity arrives with What’s Up. D...
2020-Dec-09 • 59 minutes
Welcoming a New Leader, and China on the Final Frontier
Carl Sagan was first in the job. Now it has been handed to Caltech planetary scientist Bethany Ehlmann. We’ll talk with the Planetary Society’s new president about her Moon mission and more. Society CEO Bill Nye and president emeritus Jim Bell also join in. Then we welcome back China space program expert Andrew Jones for an update on the nation’s lunar sample return effort and a survey of many other missions and developments. The new Planetary Society baseball cap will go with a great new book about the Apo...
2020-Dec-04 • 70 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Operation Moonglow and the Global Impact of Apollo
Apollo was seen as a triumph of, not for, all mankind, argues Dr. Teasel Muir-Harmony, author of the new book Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Apollo. She joins the show to talk about how this was not an accident, but the outcome of a carefully managed public relations campaign by the United States to promote its interests abroad. Discover more here.  https://www.planetary.org/planetar... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-Dec-02 • 45 minutes
Observatory Director Francisco Córdova on the Devastating Loss of Arecibo
The 900-ton instrument platform suspended high above the giant Arecibo dish crashed downward in the early morning hours of December 1st. Host Mat Kaplan had recorded a conversation with the leader of the observatory just hours before the disaster. You’ll hear it here, along with a reflection on the magnificent radio telescope by Bill Nye, and further comments by Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts. We’ve also got space headlines and a brand-new prize for a brand-new space trivia contest. Learn mor...
2020-Nov-25 • 54 minutes
More Moon Water and an Update from Venus on Our 18th Anniversary!
We celebrate 18 years of Planetary Radio with two great features and 10 personal questions for host Mat Kaplan from Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts. Astronomer Jane Greaves is back with an update on the phosphine gas detected above Venus. Then we find water right out under the Sun on our own Moon. Research leader Casey Honnibal tells us how her team found it using the SOFIA telescope on a 747. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/1125-2020-greaves-phosphine-honniba...
2020-Nov-18 • 62 minutes
Revealing Mars From Above, and Crew Dragon is Go!
Jeffrey Plaut and Richard Zurek are the project scientists for two of the most successful and long-lived Mars missions. Their orbiters, Mars Odyssey and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, are still delivering great science, even after 19 years above the Red Planet for Odyssey. We’ve also condensed the first 29 hours of the first operational Crew Dragon mission into 98 thrilling seconds. You’ll get a chance to win The Spacefarer’s Handbook in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more at https://ww...
2020-Nov-13 • 57 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's Post-Election Landscape
The United States' 2020 elections are over. What do the results mean for NASA in the years ahead? To help answer that question, we welcome back Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society's Chief of D.C. Operations. Join us as we review the changes in Congress and the White House that will impact the direction of the U.S. space program. Explore more here.  https://www.planetary.org/planetar... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-Nov-11 • 55 minutes
A Rogue World Wanders as PlanetVac Heads for the Moon and Mars
In a jam-packed episode, we’ll talk to a discoverer of a distant, lonely planet that wanders the galaxy, and then turn to plans to send a radically-simple sample collection system to the Moon and Mars’ moon Phobos. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye will add his congratulations for the PlanetVac team. We’ve also got a signed copy of Bill’s latest book for the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/1111-2020-poleski-rogue-planet-zacny-p... omnyst...
2020-Nov-04 • 67 minutes
A Return to Asteroid Mining, and Digging Into Space Ethics with Joel Sercel
At least two ambitious, smart asteroid mining companies have gone bust. Joel Sercel makes the case that his new effort comes at a much better time, and with a better approach. He’ll also share his audacious plan for mining water on the Moon, along with his concerns regarding humanity’s spread across the solar system. Can we avoid the mistakes made in past eras of exploration and expansion? You’ve got one more chance to win your own asteroid—a small, rubber one—in this week’s What’s Up space trivia cont...
2020-Oct-28 • 45 minutes
A Deep Dive into Asteroid Bennu With Dante Lauretta
We are joined by the leader of the OSIRIS-REx mission that sampled an asteroid last week. Dante reveals just how brilliantly successful the encounter was, and describes preparations for the journey back to Earth. Space journalist Nancy Atkinson tells us about Orbilander, a mission that would orbit and then descend to Saturn’s moon Enceladus in a search for life. Space headlines from The Downlink and our weekly visit with Chief Scientist Bruce Betts round out this week’s show. Explore more at https://www.pla...
2020-Oct-21 • 50 minutes
We Have Sampled an Asteroid! And the Search for Life Above Venus
OSIRIS-REx has done it! We have special coverage of the spacecraft’s successful collection of a sample from asteroid Bennu. Then we talk with Jane Greaves, leader of the team that found evidence of phosphine gas in the atmosphere of Venus. Has this put us on the road to discovery of life above that hellish world? Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan offer a copy of Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight in the new space trivia contest. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/1021-2020-jane-gre...
2020-Oct-14 • 68 minutes
Beyond Earth’s Edge: A Celebrity Space Poetry Jam!
Beyond Earth’s Edge: The Poetry of Spaceflight is the new and outstanding collection of poems edited by Julie Swarstad Johnson and Christopher Cokinos. They’ll join us to hear poems in the collection read by Bill Nye, Robert Picardo, Sasha Sagan, astronauts, scientists and others. Bruce Betts looks away from the night sky long enough to pen his own poetic contribution. We’ve also got space headlines from The Downlink, and a new space trivia contest. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/pla...
2020-Oct-07 • 70 minutes
Protectors of Earth! (and Other Worlds)
Protecting worlds like Earth and Mars from microscopic invaders carried by human and robot visitors was just one of the scores of topics covered at this year’s Humans to Mars summit. Mat Kaplan moderated a panel featuring planetary scientist and New Horizons mission principal investigator Alan Stern, NASA associate administrator Mike Gold, and NASA planetary protection officer Lisa Pratt. Planetary Society digital editor Jason Davis shares the fascinating 40-year timeline that can be found in the Socie...
2020-Oct-02 • 53 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Divining Biden's Space Policy with Jeff Foust
A month before the U.S. election Joe Biden's campaign has yet to state its goals for space and NASA. We asked Jeff Foust, one of the best space reporters in the business, to help us piece together a working model of a potential Biden Administration space policy. We comb through the available evidence, combining insights from Biden's history in the Senate, his 8 years as vice president, and current activities in the Democratic House of Representatives and party platform to create a prediction of what might b...
2020-Sep-30 • 59 minutes
Exploring the Cosmos With Heidi Hammel and AURA
AURA, the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, is the organization that oversees operation of many of our world’s most powerful telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope.  Veteran astronomer and planetary scientist Heidi Hammel is its Vice President for Science. Listen to her passionate argument for exploration by ground and space-based instruments and what they may tell us about ourselves. Only one cat has gone to space! You might win a tribute to that feline in the new What’s...
2020-Sep-23 • 71 minutes
A Fond Farewell: Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla
Emily Lakdawalla was on the very first episode of Planetary Radio, and has been heard on hundreds since then. The planetary evangelist returns for a conversation like no other. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye shares his thoughts after we hear from Emily. Got Mars? Bruce Betts tells us it’s brighter than Jupiter in the evening sky. He’ll tell you where to look during What’s Up. Much more of Emily can be heard at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0923-2020-emily-lakdawalla-farewell-ny... omny...
2020-Sep-16 • 48 minutes
Have We Found Evidence of Life on Venus?
An international team has detected phosphine gas in the clouds above Venus. Naturally-produced phosphine on Earth is created by anaerobic bacteria. We’ll listen to portions of the media briefing at which this result was announced. Then we’ll get perspective on the find from the Planetary Society’s Casey Dreier. Astrophysicist and Venus atmosphere expert Javier Peralta will share his reaction and a big find of his own on our nearest planetary neighbor. Links and more are at https://www.planetary.org/planetar...
2020-Sep-11 • 52 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Moon-to-Mars Strategy, with Dr. Scott Pace
How spacefaring nations prioritize funding can be just as important, if not more so, than the capabilities of the commercial sector, says Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration. She joins the show to talk how these complement each other, and why the SLS and Orion programs deserve support along with work by companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin. Mat and Casey also catch up on the dizzying amount of space news in July, including important progress on NASA’s budge...
2020-Sep-09 • 56 minutes
A Planetary Mystery is Solved, and it’s Bill Nye’s Anniversary!
JPL’s Marc Rayman, former Dawn mission director, reveals the secrets of those bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres. First though we celebrate Bill Nye’s 10th anniversary as CEO of The Planetary Society. Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn is followed by the Science Guy himself. And there’s a Nye invention at the heart of this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. Links and more are at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0909-2020-marc-rayman-ceres-bill-nye-j... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy i...
2020-Sep-02 • 53 minutes
The Sirens of Mars Call to Us
Georgetown University planetary scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson has written a beautiful book that chronicles our long quest for life on the Red Planet. That search may finally be reaching a climax with the new Perseverance rover and the beginnings of sample return. A copy of The Sirens of Mars will go to the winner of yet another What’s Up space trivia contest. In a nice coincidence, Bruce Betts will tell us where to find a brilliantly bright Mars in the night sky. Links and more are at https://www.pla...
2020-Aug-26 • 48 minutes
Katie Mack and The End of Everything
Known as Astrokatie to her 370 thousand Twitter followers, astrophysicist and cosmologist Katie Mack has written a funny, fantastic guide to the end of the universe. The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) explores five major scenarios for the big finish of the cosmos that scientists currently consider to be possible. We’ll award a copy of Katie’s book to the winner of this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. Links and more are at https://www.planetary.org/planetary-radio/0826-2020-katie-ma...
2020-Aug-19 • 57 minutes
Make Room! Worlds May Crowd Some Habitable Zones
Newly-published research led by Stephen Kane finds room for as many as 6 habitable zone planets around some stars. Why then is Earth on its own? The UC Riverside planetary scientist and astrobiologist will explain. Host Mat Kaplan is not prepared in the least for the latest space trivia contest question posed by Planetary Society chief scientist Bruce Betts. Do you read The Downlink? The Planetary Society’s great newsletter includes space headlines we review. Links and more are at https://www.planetary.org/...
2020-Aug-12 • 49 minutes
Another Ray Gun Heads for Mars. We Hear It Working.
First there was ChemCam on Mars rover Curiosity. Now, SuperCam is on its way to the Red Planet aboard Perseverance. We’ll talk with principal investigator Roger Wiens about the new and improved, laser-firing instrument that delivers rock spectra and other science from a distance. SuperCam’s microphone will finally let us listen to the Martian wind and more. Mastcam-Z is right next to SuperCam on the Perseverance mast. You’ve turned it into great acronyms that we’ll share in What’s Up. Links and more ar...
2020-Aug-07 • 92 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Why the SLS is a National Asset, and Why That Matters
How spacefaring nations prioritize funding can be just as important, if not more so, than the capabilities of the commercial sector, says Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar, President and CEO of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration. She joins the show to talk how these complement each other, and why the SLS and Orion programs deserve support along with work by companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin. Mat and Casey also catch up on the dizzying amount of space news in July, including important progress on NASA’s budge...
2020-Aug-05 • 78 minutes
Crew Dragon Triumphant, and a Planetary Society Founder Remembers
Astronaut and former SpaceX director of space operations Garrett Reisman returns to help us celebrate and appreciate the just-completed first crewed mission by a Crew Dragon capsule. Then we settle in with Planetary Society Emeritus Executive Director Lou Friedman for great stories from his new memoir, Planetary Adventures: From Moscow to Mars. Chase Chief Scientist Bruce Betts down the rotating black hole and get ready for the Perseid meteor shower in this week’s What’s Up. Great links and more a...
2020-Jul-29 • 59 minutes
Hope Leads the Way to Mars
An exclusive conversation with science lead Sarah Al Amiri and project director Omran Sharaf of the Emirates Mars Mission. Their Hope orbiter is now on its way to the red planet. NASA Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen has praise for the Emirates mission and looks forward to the beginning of the Perseverance rover’s own journey. Are you as good as NASA at creating acronyms? Take your best shot in the new What’s Up contest, as Bruce Betts waves farewell to comet NEOWISE. Learn more at https:/...
2020-Jul-22 • 69 minutes
A Mars Mission Begins, a Comet Exits, and the Future of Planetary Science
The United Arab Emirates Hope spacecraft has begun its journey to Mars. We’ll join a virtual launch party attended by mission leaders, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, National Air and Space Museum director Ellen Stofan and others. Comet NEOWISE is still putting on a show! Learn more about it from NEOWISE principal investigator Amy Mainzer, NASA planetary defense officer Lindley Johnson and JPL scientist Emily Kramer. Our own Casey Dreier provides an overview of three far-sighted white papers submitted a...
2020-Jul-15 • 64 minutes
3 Billion Years Ago: Was Mars Alive?
Perseverance, NASA’s 2020 rover, leaves for the Red Planet in just days. Deputy project scientist Ken Williford tells us how it will look for signs of past life where there was once a Martian lake. He’ll also take us through his Jet Propulsion Lab facility where scientists are learning how to recognize the evidence of long ago biology here on Earth. Comet NEOWISE is still lighting up the northern hemisphere sky. Bruce Betts knows where to find it. We’ve also got great new prizes for the space trivia contest...
2020-Jul-08 • 52 minutes
To Pluto and Beyond with Alan Stern
It has been 5 years since the New Horizons probe revealed beautiful, surprising Pluto, and 18 months since it showed us the odd little body now known as Arrokoth. Principal Investigator Alan Stern shares the latest science, and tells us what the spacecraft is up to now as it races toward the edge of our solar system. Have you seen the new comet? Bruce Betts tells you where and how to look in this week’s What’s Up. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0708-2020-alan-st...
2020-Jul-03 • 64 minutes
Space Policy Edition: A Trillion-Dollar Space Economy?
Dr. Bhavya Lal joins the show to discuss the size of the space economy, where it's going, and how the term itself can mean many different things to many different people. In a world filled with breathless claims about trillion-dollar economies, we dive down into the fundamental assumptions about space commerce, its potential for growth, and the pitfalls of motivated thinking in the hyper-optimistic space community. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the show page.  https://www.planet...
2020-Jul-01 • 54 minutes
Jim Bell Sends New Eyes to Mars
Mastcam-Z is the main camera system that will soon leave for Mars as part of the Perseverance rover. Mastcam-Z Principal Investigator Jim Bell is back to tell us about what the most powerful set of eyes to reach the surface of the Red Planet may show us. Planetary Society Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla explores four sample return missions headed out across our solar system. The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient Greek computing device, anchors this week’s What’s Up segment with Bruce Betts. An...
2020-Jun-24 • 52 minutes
China on the Final Frontier
Low Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, even Neptune and the edge of the solar system--China’s ambitious plans for space exploration and development are laid out by Planetary Society contributing editor and Chinese space program expert Andrew Jones. Jason Davis provides a brief overview of what’s in the June Solstice edition of The Planetary Report, now available for free. And it’s time to give away ice cream on What’s Up! Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0624-2020-...
2020-Jun-17 • 52 minutes
LightSail 2: A Year of Solar Sailing
The LightSail 2 team and 50,000 supporters around the world will celebrate the little spacecraft’s first anniversary on orbit in a few days. Planetary Society Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn remembers the long road to this accomplishment. LightSail Program Manager Bruce Betts and LightSail Project Manager Dave Spencer tell us what we’ve learned over the last year and look to the future of solar sailing. Dave also reveals his exciting new job at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Learn more at https://www.plane...
2020-Jun-10 • 57 minutes
Staying Alive in Space
Keeping humans alive and well in space is hard enough. How will this be accomplished on a 3-year journey to Mars and back? Paragon President and CEO Grant Anderson shares the great progress we’ve made and the remaining challenges. Astronauts headed for the Red Planet may not need ice cream to stay alive, but will life be worth living without it? You may win a pint of Ben & Jerry’s moooony new flavor and a Netflix Space Force spoon to eat it with in this week’s space trivia contest. Learn more at ht...
2020-Jun-05 • 77 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA’s Gamble Pays Off
SpaceX's Crew Dragon safely carried 2 astronauts to the ISS, nearly a decade after NASA made a huge bet on commercial partnerships to solve a problem of access to the space station. Casey and Mat explore how NASA gained the political will to fundamentally re-imagine its relationship with the private sector. Will it spur a new market for sending humans into space? Chief of D.C. Operations Brendan Curry offers an update on Congress and the outlook for NASA's major programs in a period of unrest and uncertaint...
2020-Jun-03 • 48 minutes
Crew Dragon Thrills While Mars Chills
This episode opens with a special message about The Planetary Society’s response to recent news, followed by a period of silence that marks the unjust loss of George Floyd and other black men and women. In our regular coverage, we celebrate the successful launch and arrival of the Crew Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station. Then it’s off to Mars with planetary scientist Edgard Rivera-Valentin. Learn more at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0603-2020-edgard-....
2020-May-27 • 62 minutes
Celebrating 30 Years of Hubble with Astronaut John Grunsfeld
Former astronaut and NASA Associate Administrator John Grunsfeld is often called the Hubble Repairman. He made three space shuttle trips to the space telescope to repair and upgrade it. Now he looks back over three decades of science, beautiful images, and inspiration delivered by the HST. Rubber asteroids are back, and you might win one in the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Great links, including to Mat Kaplan’s live interview with John Grunsfeld, are at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-...
2020-May-20 • 44 minutes
Crew Dragon Deep Dive with Astronaut Garrett Reisman
Engineer and former astronaut Garrett Reisman spent four months on the International Space Station before moving to SpaceX. Ten years of work at the company are about to climax when a Crew Dragon capsule carries astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. Garrett shares his excitement and inside knowledge about the mission and the groundbreaking spacecraft. We’ve also got headlines from The Downlink, and a night sky update as part of this week’s What’s Up. Great links, including the Crew Dragon ISS m...
2020-May-13 • 53 minutes
Looking for Life in Alien Oceans
Jet Propulsion Lab astrobiologist Kevin Hand has just written Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space. Kevin and Mat explore these seas and whether they may have nurtured organisms with no connection to life on Earth. You may win a copy of Kevin’s excellent book in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest with Bruce Betts. Take an even deeper dive at  https://www.planetary.org/multimed... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...
2020-May-06 • 58 minutes
The Crew Dragon Countdown Begins, With Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver
Lori Garver may have been the strongest advocate of commercial space development in her days at NASA. Now one of that program’s greatest goals is about to achieved with the flight of American astronauts to the International Space Station in a Crew Dragon spaceship. The Planetary Society’s Jason Davis previews what to expect from the SpaceX Demo-2 mission. Also, headlines from The Downlink, and Venus shining bright in What’s Up with Bruce Betts. Learn more about Lori Garver and the Crew Dragon mission a...
2020-May-01 • 71 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Our Moral Obligation to Explore Space
Are we morally obligated to pursue space exploration? What ethical considerations should we consider when creating space policy? Philosopher James Schwartz joins the show to address these questions and talk about his new book, The Value of Science in Space Exploration. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the show page.  https://www.planetary.org/multimed... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2020-Apr-29 • 56 minutes
Life on Mars: Joining the Quest with Penny Boston and Jim Green
Mat Kaplan recently hosted the first of a series of Explore Mars live and interactive events. NASA astrobiologist Penelope Boston and NASA Chief Scientist James Green joined him for a thrilling conversation about the search for life on the Red Planet, and what may happen if or when we find it. The comet may be a bust, but Bruce Betts tells us there’s still plenty to see in the current night sky. Mat and Bruce also talk about the first ever What’s Up Live! See the live Mars discussion and explore our ot...
2020-Apr-22 • 73 minutes
The Royal Astronomical Society at 200
“The object of THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY shall be the encouragement and promotion of Astronomy, Solar-System Sciences, Geophysics and closely related branches of science.” That’s what you’ll find on the website of the RAS. Its mission has changed little in the two centuries since it was founded by some of Britain’s leading scientific minds. Don’t miss the UK Poet Laureate’s poem in honor of the RAS at the end of this week’s episode.  We also offer a tribute to the late Margaret Burbidge, one ...
2020-Apr-15 • 50 minutes
NASA Administrator James Bridenstine Returns
We talk with NASA’s leader about how the agency is meeting the challenge of the pandemic. He looks forward to the future with confidence as he offers updates on projects including the Perseverance Mars rover, the Artemis Moon program, and the effort to send U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station on U.S. commercial crew vehicles. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier marks the 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 and introduces us to his remarkable new planetary exploration budget dataset. What’...
2020-Apr-08 • 51 minutes
The Slime Mold and the Universe
How could a lowly slime mold help researchers understand the distribution of dark matter and galaxies across the cosmos? Joseph Burchett and Oskar Elek of the University of California Santa Cruz will tell us about their team’s groundbreaking work. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan announce the first live and interactive What's Up segment is coming on April 23rd. The guys provide their usual assortment of space oddities in this week’s regular segment. Learn and explore more at https://www.planetary.org/multime...
2020-Apr-03 • 67 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Our Equinox Space Policy Briefing
The coronavirus pandemic reminds us that everything we do in space depends on what we do here on Earth. The impacts on space exploration are being felt already, with more challenges yet to come. The policy team at The Planetary Society, including CEO Bill Nye, recently provided a members-only live briefing to share our analysis of the impacts and to take questions about our work and the future. We share excerpts from that briefing with you on this month's episode. Learn more about this month’s topics throug...
2020-Apr-01 • 78 minutes
The Next 10 Years: Continuing our Solar System Tour
Our survey of the solar system in anticipation of the next planetary science decadal survey continues with Mars, the big outer planets, and the smaller bodies that share the neighborhood. Three more great scientists share their looks ahead. Staying responsibly stuck at home is easier when you can look up at a gorgeous night sky. Bruce Betts is here to help with another fun edition of What’s Up and a Random Space Fact or two. Learn and explore more at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show...
2020-Mar-25 • 69 minutes
The Next 10 Years…An Introduction to the Decadal Survey
Preparations at NASA are underway for creation of the next planetary science decadal survey, a roadmap intended to guide exploration of our solar neighborhood from 2023 to 2032. Six scientists, each considering a different world or class of objects, will share their thoughts and hopes. The Planetary Society’s Emily Lakdawalla offers fun and fascinating science education suggestions for housebound families. Some lucky (?) listener will be getting a special message from Bruce and Mat if he or she wins the new...
2020-Mar-18 • 58 minutes
Building Our Future on Mars
How will we build the structures, roads and landing pads humans will someday need on Mars? Civil engineer Peter Carrato has been building grand structures on Earth for decades. He says the skills we’ve learned over thousands of years are well-suited for the much more challenging Martian environment. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy returns with a message of care, hope and vision for our troubled times. And a bacon asteroid is just one of the absurdities Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan discover...
2020-Mar-11 • 47 minutes
The Return of Cosmos and Ann Druyan
Cosmos: Possible Worlds is the third season of the beautiful, groundbreaking television series helmed by the late Carl Sagan’s widow and partner, Ann Druyan. Ann returns to tell us about the show and her new companion book of the same name. You might win a hardcover copy in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. The equinox edition of The Planetary Report has arrived! Planetary Society Editorial Director Jason Davis provides an overview. Learn more on week’s show page:  https://www.planetary.org/m...
2020-Mar-06 • 67 minutes
Space Policy Edition: NASA's 2021 Budget Request Brings Billions
It's officially budget season! NASA's fiscal year 2021 budget request is out, and it proposes billions of dollars of new funding for Project Artemis. But not every program is so lucky: the WFIRST space telescope, two Earth Science missions, two Mars missions, and NASA's STEM engagement program are slated for cancellation. Why is Artemis growing and science shrinking? Will Congress let those cuts happen? The Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, Brendan Curry, joins Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan to break down th...
2020-Mar-04 • 59 minutes
African Eyes Look to the Cosmos
One people, one sky. That motto belongs to Astronomers Without Borders. Its founder and retired leader, Mike Simmons, recently brought a guest to Planetary Society headquarters. Olayinka Fagbemiro is with the Nigerian space agency and also heads Astronomers Without Borders in her nation. Emily Lakdawalla tells us about four exciting planetary science missions that are currently competing for selection by NASA. Bruce Betts tells us about the search for 100 earths as he also asks us to find a citizen of ...
2020-Feb-26 • 45 minutes
The Search for 100 Earths
Yale astronomer Debra Fischer has spent decades hunting for exoplanets. Now she leads the 100 Earths project that includes the Lowell Observatory and astrophysicist Joe Llama. Debra and Joe join us for a conversation about this search for worlds that could be like our own. There’s big space news in this week’s edition of The Downlink at the top of the show, and Bruce Betts takes us on his weekly tour of the night sky, though it’s the pre-dawn sky that may hold the most wonder. Try your hand at the space tri...
2020-Feb-19 • 70 minutes
Life=Matter+Information: Paul Davies and the Demon in the Machine
Physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and author Paul Davies’ new book explores what he believes to be the defining quality of life on Earth and perhaps elsewhere. He talks about this and much more in a special, extended conversation. Paul’s book is one of the prizes in the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more and enter the contest at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0219-2020-paul-da... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener...
2020-Feb-12 • 51 minutes
Another Goldilocks World and the Space Telescope That Discovered It
The planet has the less than romantic name TOI 700 d, but its discovery has generated passion among those searching for another Earth, including Emily Gilbert. The graduate student is lead author of a paper about the new world. TESS, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, played a key role in its discovery. MIT planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager returns to tell us about this powerful tool and more. We also visit with the leader of NASA heliophysics research as she awaits launch of the So...
2020-Feb-07 • 73 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Is the Moon a Stepping-Stone or a Cornerstone for Mars? (with Laura Seward Forczyk)
A new bill from the House of Representatives threatens to upend NASA's Artemis program and refocus the space agency on sending humans to Mars by 2033. Space policy expert Laura Seward Forczyk joins the show to share her critiques of this proposed legislation and what it would mean for NASA's human spaceflight program. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the episode page.  https://www.planetary.org/multimed... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener ...
2020-Feb-05 • 85 minutes
A Great Space Observatory Goes Dark: The Legacy of Spitzer
The Spitzer Space Telescope, one of NASA’s four great space observatories, was decommissioned on January 30. Mat Kaplan celebrates its discoveries and legacy with three leaders of the mission in this special extended episode. Mars has a supporting role in the new Star Trek: Picard streaming series. Planetary Society Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla says the Red Planet never looked better! And you’ll have a chance to win a great new book about the Spitzer Space Telescope in this week’s What’s Up spac...
2020-Jan-29 • 32 minutes
Mighty Jupiter Revealed
It’s more massive than all the other planets combined. In nearly four years at Jupiter the Juno spacecraft has returned science that is revolutionizing our understanding of this gigantic world. Principal investigator Scott Bolton shows us the mysterious cyclones at its poles and that famously persistent red spot. Casey Dreier says the United States House of Representatives has proposed legislation that is at odds with NASA’s current Moon and Mars plans. John Flamsteed almost discovered Uranus! Bruce Betts w...
2020-Jan-22 • 63 minutes
The Coming Descent to Asteroid Bennu
After a year of circling close to near-Earth asteroid Bennu, the OSIRIS REx spacecraft is almost ready to dip down and collect a surface sample for return to labs on our home planet. Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta prepares us for this exciting event and shares the great science already accomplished. Editorial Director Jason Davis stops by with a report on the successful test by SpaceX of its Crew Dragon escape system. Are we finally about to see astronauts using it to reach the International Space St...
2020-Jan-15 • 60 minutes
The MILO Institute: Opening the Solar System for Exploration by All
Planetary scientist and bestselling author Jim Bell is joined by space entrepreneur Lon Levin to tell us about the MILO Institute, a new collaboration by Arizona State University, Lockheed Martin and other organizations that hopes to make robotic exploration of our solar system much more accessible. Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla takes us to the newly-discovered habitable zone world that’s a mere 100 light years from Earth. What’s Up becomes the new home for space jokes! Learn more and enter the c...
2020-Jan-10 • 68 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Houston, We Have a Space Force (with Brian Weeden)
Legislation signed by President Trump in December formally established the 6th branch of the U.S. armed services, the first such expansion in 72 years. What exactly will the new Space Force do? How big of a deal is this? What does this mean for the militarization of space? Dr. Brian Weeden from the Secure World Foundation joins the show to help us answer those questions. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the episode page.  https://www.planetary.org/multimed... omnystudio.com/listene...
2020-Jan-08 • 48 minutes
In the Clean Room With the Mars 2020 Rover
Put on your bunny suit! You’re invited to join Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla in the Jet Propulsion Lab clean room with the Mars 2020 rover. You’ll hear JPL Director Michael Watkins and some of the engineers who have built the robotic explorer that will collect samples for eventual return to Earth. The What’s Up space trivia contest asks you to look for rhymes among our solar system’s many moons. Learn more and enter the contest at https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2020/0108-2020-Ma...
2020-Jan-01 • 77 minutes
Planetary Society All-Stars Look Back at 2019 and Ahead to 2020
Happy new year in space! Editorial Director Jason Davis, Chief Advocate Casey Dreier and Solar System Specialist Emily Lakdawalla join Mat Kaplan for a review of 2019’s biggest news from the final frontier. Our experts then turn to the promise of 2020 for Mars exploration, humans in space and much more. The theme continues as Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts adds his highlights in a special What’s Up segment. Got a great joke that combines space and the new year? You might win this week’s conte...
2019-Dec-25 • 47 minutes
What’s Next for Mars Exploration?
The Red Planet is slowly revealing its deepest secrets, but there’s much more to learn. The biggest mystery is whether it has ever been home to life. Caltech and JPL planetary scientist Bethany Ehlmann lays out the path ahead in a fascinating conversation. The holiday night sky is alive with stars, planets and even a meteor shower. Bruce Betts will tell all in What’s Up. Our last episode of the year opens with space exploration headlines from the Planetary Society’s news digest, The Downlink. Learn more and...
2019-Dec-18 • 39 minutes
Meet the Planetary Society’s Newest Asteroid Hunters
Six amateur astronomers and small observatories around the world have just been named as the recipients of the 2019 Eugene Shoemaker Near Earth Object grants. You’ll meet an Italian who watches the skies in Sicily and a Minnesota high school teacher who remotely operates a telescope in Texas. Chief scientist Bruce Betts will tell us why the Society has proudly awarded this funding for 22 years. He’ll return for this week’s What’s Up. We’ve also got space exploration headlines from The Downlink. Learn m...
2019-Dec-11 • 65 minutes
The Creators of The Expanse
Season 4 of The Expanse is about to begin on Amazon Prime. Host Mat Kaplan visits with the authors of the eight novels (so far) that are the basis of this outstanding hard science fiction series that begins with humankind having become a spacefaring species that spans the solar system. We’ve also got space headlines from The Downlink. Bruce Betts celebrates more recognition for the Planetary Society’s LightSail project in this week’s What’s Up. https://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/...
2019-Dec-06 • 97 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Biggest Policy Moments of the Decade (with Marcia Smith)
As the 2010s come to a close, Marcia Smith, the founder of Space Policy Online, rejoins the show to explore the most significant and impactful space policy decisions of the 2010s. Mat and Casey also discuss the recently-approved European Space Agency budget, and what it means for planetary defense and Mars sample return efforts. Learn more about this month’s topics through links on the episode page.  https://www.planetary.org/multimed... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.co...
2019-Dec-04 • 46 minutes
A Toast to Alcohol in Space
They are not for everyone, but there’s no doubt that alcoholic beverages have been part of human culture for as long as there has been human culture. And there’s no reason to think booze won’t follow us across the solar system. Host Mat Kaplan talks with Chris Carberry about his comprehensive and eye-opening book, Alcohol in Space: Past, Present and Future. The December Solstice edition of The Planetary Report has just been published online. Editor-in-chief Emily Lakdawalla provides an enticing overview of ...
2019-Nov-27 • 51 minutes
Seeking the Killer Space App with Space Tango
Organizations are using the microgravity environment of the International Space Station to develop unique new products. One of them is Kentucky-based Space Tango. We’ll meet its chairman and co-founder and the woman who manages its Tangolab. Also, a NASA rep who works with these pioneers. Time magazine has named the Planetary Society’s LightSail its aerospace invention of the year! Society CEO Bill Nye is grateful to all who have been part of the project. Bruce Betts provides a solar sail update at the top ...
2019-Nov-20 • 50 minutes
Space Books and Gifts for Space Kids of all Ages
Our own Emily Lakdawalla, Planetary Society senior editor and book lover, shares her 2019 list of space books for everyone, from infant to adult. She also presents a list of cool space gifts recommended by scientists and engineers. Bruce Betts provides a tantalizing tease for what could be a brief but massive shower of meteors. And there’s much more to look for in the fall sky. You’ll find links to the complete lists of Emily’s recommended space books and gifts at: https://www.planetary.org/multi....
2019-Nov-13 • 88 minutes
A Passionate Conversation with Carolyn Porco
The outspoken planetary scientist who led the Cassini imaging team finally sits down with Mat Kaplan for a revealing, fun conversation. We also talk with astronomer Jay Pasachoff while he watches tiny Mercury crawl across the face of the Sun. Chief scientist Bruce Betts was in the Planetary Society parking lot enjoying the November 11th transit of Mercury. He joins us from there for What’s Up. Learn more about this week’s guest and topics at: https://www.planetary.org/multi... omnystudio.com/liste...
2019-Nov-06 • 50 minutes
Our Mysterious Sister: Venus
Astrophysicist Javier Peralta takes us deep into the thick, fast-moving clouds of the world that is still called Earth's sister by some. Venus is slow to reveal its secrets. Jason Davis helps us celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 12. The Planetary Society wants to hear your space goals, accomplishments and dreams! And Bruce Betts reveals the identity of the first gourmet in space. Space headlines from The Downlink, too. Learn more about this week’s guest and topics at: https://www.planetary....
2019-Nov-01 • 90 minutes
Space Policy Edition: How a Report Can Move Mountains
How can a simple report—just words on a page—lead to creation of a spacecraft? We explore how a 2019 report on the need for a dedicated, space-based telescope to find threatening near-Earth asteroids motivated NASA to pursue that very mission. We speak with Dr. Jay Melosh, planetary scientist and chair of the National Academies committee behind that report, on how it came together and how the process works behind the scenes. We also check on NASA's budget process in Congress and news from the International ...
2019-Oct-30 • 51 minutes
Finding Wonder and Meaning in a Book by Carl Sagan’s Daughter
Bill Nye says of Sasha Sagan’s new book, “Sagan finds the meaning of life everywhere—with her family, around the world, and especially among the stars of the cosmos. Read her work; you’ll have a deeper appreciation for your every step, every bite, and every breath.” Mat Kaplan talks with Sasha about For Small Creatures Such as We, and later joins Bruce Betts to offer the book in the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more about this week’s guest and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multim... ...
2019-Oct-23 • 29 minutes
How Long Was Mars Wet?
Planetary scientist Briony Horgan and her team want to know how long liquid water flowed on the surface of the Red Planet before that world froze. Long enough for life to appear and thrive? New work comparing Earth’s extremes may have provided clues. There’s gas in space, and some of it is inside astronauts. Bruce Betts shares the uncomfortable truth in this week’s What’s Up. Also, space headlines from The Downlink. Learn more about this week’s guest and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multim... om...
2019-Oct-16 • 78 minutes
NASA’s Home for the Bleeding Edge: The 2019 NIAC Symposium
The NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program gathers its “fellows” each year to share what they’ve learned about some of the most fascinating science and engineering imaginable. Mat Kaplan visits with Program Executive Jason Derleth and seven leaders of funded studies. Astronaut Mae Jemison also attended and returns to Planetary Radio. Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov passed away last week at 85. He is remembered and praised by space historian John Logsdon. All this, headlines from The Downlink, and Bruce...
2019-Oct-11 • 57 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Happy Fiscal New Year!
October 1st kicked off federal fiscal year 2020—a day that should also have kicked off a new budget for NASA. But Congress has not funded the space agency yet, instead passing a temporary stopgap measure to keep the government open until November 21st. Brendan Curry, The Planetary Society's Chief of D.C. Operations, joins the show to discuss the latest political developments in Washington, good news for planetary defense, and how the funding delay could spell trouble for the space agency's 2024 lunar g...
2019-Oct-09 • 47 minutes
Nobel Prize Winner Michel Mayor…and More
Astronomer and astrophysicist Michel Mayor has just been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for physics. Listen to Mat’s 2016 conversation with this revered scientist, the first to discover an exoplanet. The Beresheet mission’s Yoav Landsman recently visited Planetary Society HQ and spent a few minutes catching up with Mat. And Society Editorial Director Jason Davis introduces The Downlink, our weekly digest of planetary news. Bruce Betts takes us to a moon of Uranus to find the melancholy Dane. Learn more a...
2019-Oct-02 • 45 minutes
How to Defend Your Planet
Planetary scientist Vishnu Reddy studies space objects ranging from satellite debris to planet-killing asteroids. He shares the status of our effort to avoid the fate of the dinosaurs in a conversation with host Mat Kaplan. Did you know fruit flies were first in space? That’s just one of the random space facts you’ll absorb in this week’s What’s Up segment with Bruce. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at:  http://www.planetary.org/multimedi... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor...
2019-Sep-25 • 51 minutes
Ad Astra: The Movie!
Brad Pitt sets out across the solar system to save Earth in the new space epic. Host Mat Kaplan enjoys a far-reaching conversation with the co-screenwriter of Ad Astra that touches on the film’s meaning, the mythic journey of its protagonist, its spectacular images, and where it strays from known science. Registration for the Planetary Society’s 2020 Day of Action in Washington DC is open! Chief Advocate Casey Dreier has the lowdown. You might win a beautiful, rotating MOVA Earth globe in this week’s What’s...
2019-Sep-18 • 68 minutes
How to Build a Starship: The 2019 Starship Congress
The biannual Starship Congress attracts starry-eyed believers in humankind’s destiny among the stars. We talk with several of them about their ideas for technologies and science that may help pave the way. Science fiction author David Brin dropped by the Congress and spends a few fun and speculative minutes with us. The September Equinox edition of The Planetary Report is ready for all to read. Editor Emily Lakdawalla gives us a sneak peek. The Milky Way has at least 54 satellite galaxies? Who knew? Bruce B...
2019-Sep-11 • 49 minutes
The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory
This US research center has been part of more than 200 space missions, but it’s not a NASA facility! The Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico gave the Voyager spacecraft their power sources, is building nuclear generators for future Martians, and accidentally invented the field of High Energy Astrophysics. That’s just some of what we’ll learn from Lab historian Alan Carr and longtime Lab astrophysicist Ed Fenimore. The Planetary Society’s Jason Davis has the latest news about India’s lunar lander, w...
2019-Sep-06 • 109 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Ended (with John Logsdon)
As NASA struggles to return humans to the Moon by 2024, it's worth asking: why did it stop in the first place? Space historian John Logsdon joins the show to discuss the politics behind the decision to abandon the Moon in 1972. Casey and Mat also discuss the proposal to offer a $2 billion prize for sending humans back to the Moon and establishing a base there, and why that's not good public policy. More resources about this month’s topics are at http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/...
2019-Sep-04 • 61 minutes
A Comet’s Legacy, and a Helicopter is Ready for Mars
First we return to JPL for an update on the Mars Helicopter that has just been attached to the belly of the 2020 Mars Rover. Then it’s across the pond for a review of the amazing science coming from the Rosetta mission that spent years exploring comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We wrap things up with another What’s Up view across the solar system and beyond. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at:  http://www.planetary.org/multimedi... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See...
2019-Aug-28 • 44 minutes
What Will You Send to the Moon?
Astrobotic is one of several companies that are building small, robotic landers to take commercial payloads to the surface of the Moon. With a new contract from NASA to support his company’s work, CEO John Thornton looks forward to touching down in 2021. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla can’t wait for the Europa Clipper to reach Europa, one of Jupiter’s ocean moons. Who doesn’t want more cow bell? Chief scientist Bruce Betts gets his share as he helps us explore the current night sky in What’s Up. Learn more ...
2019-Aug-21 • 64 minutes
NASA’s Red Planet Rick and Putting Humans on Mars
Rick Davis is the perfect person to co-lead NASA’s Mars Human Landing Sites Study. No one is more devoted to putting human bootprints on the Red Planet. He returns to Planetary Radio for this inspiring and informative conversation about our progress. Bruce Betts leads off What’s Up with another brief LightSail 2 update. The Planetary Society’s solar sailing cubesat continues to raise its orbit. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at:  http://www.planetary.org/multimedi... omnystudi...
2019-Aug-14 • 68 minutes
Reflections of Humanity in a Spacesuit for Moonwalkers
Host Mat Kaplan in a long and fascinating conversation with Nicholas de Monchaux, author of Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo. This great book is about much more than creation of the suits that allowed humans to walk and work on the Moon. Jason Davis shares pointers on looking for LightSail 2 overhead, while Bruce Betts provides a solar sail update in this week’s What’s Up. And you might win a Planetary Radio t-shirt! Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at:  http://www.planetary.org/multimed...
2019-Aug-07 • 75 minutes
Planetary Radio Live with Bill Nye at Science Museum Oklahoma
Join Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and host Mat Kaplan as they visit Oklahoma City’s outstanding public science museum. You’ll meet University of Oklahoma researchers who are exploring Mars and learning how solar systems form across the universe. And we’ll hear about the Sooner state’s huge role in our exploration of the final frontier. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0807-2019-planetar... Learn more about your ad choices. V...
2019-Aug-07 • 75 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at Science Museum Oklahoma
Join Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye and host Mat Kaplan as they visit Oklahoma City’s outstanding public science museum. You’ll meet University of Oklahoma researchers who are exploring Mars and learning how solar systems form across the universe. And we’ll hear about the Sooner state’s huge role in our exploration of the final frontier. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multim... omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener ...
2019-Aug-02 • 83 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Home Front During Apollo (with Emily Margolis)
Did the public support Project Apollo? Dr. Emily Margolis joins the show to explore the domestic politics and cultural impact of the space age throughout the 1960s. Despite the success of the lunar landings, there was more opposition to Apollo than we generally remember. Chief Advocate Casey Dreier also provides an update on some important developments in the U.S. Congress on the eve of their August recess—including some potentially good budget news for NASA. More resources about this month’s topics are at ...
2019-Jul-31 • 38 minutes
A Helicopter for Mars and a Major LightSail Announcement
It will be the first flying machine on another world. Mars Helicopter Project Manager MiMi Aung shares her plans. There’s big news about The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2! You’ll hear it from embedded reporter Jason Davis and from LightSail Program Manager Bruce Betts, along with Bruce’s regular What’s Up look at the night sky. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0731-2019-mars-hel... more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....
2019-Jul-24 • 39 minutes
Ready to Sail! LightSail 2 Deploys its Silvery Wings
Join us as the little cubesat successfully unfurls its solar sail. You’ll hear from members of the LightSail 2 mission team on the morning of July 23, 2019, when the critical command was sent to the spacecraft. Then we’ll congratulate Kris Zacny of Honeybee Robotics on the selection by NASA of the radically-simple PlanetVac sample collection system for a trip to the Moon. Learn more about both of this week’s topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0724-2019-lightsai... mor...
2019-Jul-17 • 55 minutes
Apollo 11 and the Woman Who Helped Get It Home
Poppy Northcutt was a pioneer—the first woman to work as an engineer in Apollo Mission Control. The program she helped to create got the astronauts back to Earth. Fifty years later, she sits down with Mat Kaplan for a look back. They are joined by JPL planetary scientist Rosaly Lopes who was inspired to become a STEM professional by Poppy. You’ll also hear Apollo moonwalkers Buzz Aldrin and Charlie Duke at a 50th anniversary celebration, along with Casey Dreier’s introduction to The Planetary Society’s co...
2019-Jul-10 • 57 minutes
We’re Sending a Flying Machine to Titan
NASA has given the go-ahead for Dragonfly, a flying rotorcraft that will explore Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan. Mission Principal Investigator Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle helps us celebrate. Troy Hudson tells us about the ongoing effort to rescue the Mole on Mars lander InSight. And Bruce Betts provides the latest on LightSail 2’s attempt to sail on the light of the sun. Learn more about all of this week’s topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0710-2019-troy-hud... Learn mor...
2019-Jul-05 • 105 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Why Apollo Happened (with Roger Launius)
Half a century has passed since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin imprinted humanity's first footsteps upon another world. Apollo 11 was the culmination of a decade's worth of fervent activity in which the United States marshaled resources and manpower at a pace not seen outside of warfare. Space historian Dr. Roger Launius joins the show to explain why Apollo happened the way it did, how a moonshot briefly became a solution to a national security problem, and why it is unlikely to happen again. Casey Dreier a...
2019-Jul-03 • 50 minutes
LightSail Takes Flight!
A giant SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off in the early hours of June 25th. One week later, the LightSail 2 solar sail was released to begin its epic mission. You’ll join the thrilling launch, meet LightSail team members and leaders of other missions, and get a solar sail update in this very special episode. You’ll also get the chance to win an ISS Above system in the What’s Up space trivia contest! Learn more about all of this week’s topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/070...
2019-Jun-26 • 38 minutes
The News From Saturn-With Linda Spilker
It has been many months since the great Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere and fiery death. Yet the mission lives on as the reams of data and images reveal much more of this beautiful world, its rings and its moons. Project Scientist Linda Spilker is back with Mat to provide a fascinating update. We close with Bruce Betts and and a What’s Up segment that anticipates the mission of LightSail 2. Learn more about all of this week’s topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-ra...
2019-Jun-19 • 48 minutes
Flight by Light: A LightSail 2 Mission Preview
The day is almost here. With the launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket, The Planetary Society will begin its mission to prove that a tiny, orbiting spacecraft can be propelled by the light of the Sun. Society Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn provides a passionate history of our efforts and reviews the opportunities for everyone to get involved. Then LightSail Program Manager Bruce Betts and Digital Editor Jason Davis will dig into this amazing mission and spacecraft. Society CEO Bill Nye will make the basi...
2019-Jun-12 • 58 minutes
Quasars and Quanta: Exploring Einstein’s Quantum Riddle
Even though his own work led to it, Albert Einstein never cared for quantum mechanics concepts like entanglement, which he called “spooky action at a distance.” While there’s no doubt it is real, could something even more mysterious be hiding under it? We’ll talk with three eminent physicists and physicist/science fiction author David Brin about the Nova documentary on this subject. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier analyzes President Donald Trump’s recent tweet about the Moon and Mars, and Sen...
2019-Jun-07 • 124 minutes
Space Policy Edition: The Soviet Moonshot (with Asif Siddiqi)
The U.S. won the space race in July of 1969 with the success of Apollo 11. But was the Soviet Union even racing? How close were they to beating the United States to the Moon? Soviet space historian Dr. Asif Siddiqi discusses the other side of the space race as we kick off our multi-part series of interviews celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. Planetary Society Chief of Washington Operations, Brendan Curry, also joins the show to catch up on the latest news about the White House prop...
2019-Jun-05 • 61 minutes
Starchaser: Extraordinary Astronomer Jay Pasachoff
Jay Pasachoff visits Planetary Society headquarters for a conversation about the latest edition of his and Alex Filippenko’s monumental textbook The Cosmos. But that’s just the start of a discussion that explores solar astronomy, art and science, the history of astronomy and Jay’s nearly 60-year history of total solar eclipse observations. The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may look like LightSail 1, but Jason Davis tells us there are important differences between these spacecraft, beginning with their m...
2019-May-29 • 55 minutes
Sharing a Passion for Mars at the Humans to Mars Summit
This year’s Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC once again ended with a panel of Martian all-stars talking about their hopes for a future that includes the Red Planet. Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan leads the inspiring and entertaining discussion. Emily Lakdawalla shows us the beautiful, sunlit clouds of Mars, while this week’s What’s Up segment gives Mat the job of singing the answer to our latest space trivia quiz. You can learn more about all of this week’s topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multi...
2019-May-22 • 45 minutes
Talking with NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
The former Oklahoma congressman and Navy aviator stepped into the leadership role barely a year ago. Now he wants to see humans back on the Moon by 2024 as a vital stepping stone to Mars. Join us for a wide-ranging conversation about this ambitious plan and much more. Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts continues the countdown to launch of LightSail 2 before he takes us across the heavens in What’s Up. You can learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/...
2019-May-17 • 4 minutes
BONUS: Introducing Science Rules! with Bill Nye
Host Mat Kaplan has a special announcement to share about Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye. The Science Guy is on a mission to change the world— one phone call at a time. On his new podcast, Science Rules!, he tackles the curliest questions on just about anything in the universe. Perhaps you’ve wondered: Should I stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? How often should I really be washing my pillowcase? Can I harvest energy from all those static-electricity shocks I get in the winter? Science Rul...
2019-May-15 • 45 minutes
A Last Visit With LightSail 2 at the Cubesat Developers Workshop
Mat Kaplan visits Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for a last, clean room visit with LightSail 2, the Planetary Society’s solar sailing cubesat. While there, Mat also talked to attendees at the Cubesat Developers Workshop, including the creator of the tiny “Pocket Rocket” engine for small spacecraft. LightSail2 is now at the Air Force Research Lab for launch preparation, as we hear from Bruce Betts in this week’s What’s Up. You can learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multim...
2019-May-08 • 54 minutes
Planetary Radio Live Defends Planet Earth!
Leaders of the global effort to avoid a catastrophic Near Earth Object impact gathered at the 2019 Planetary Defense Conference. On the evening of May 1st, The Planetary Society partnered in an exciting PDC public event at the University of Maryland College Park. Presentations by Society CEO Bill Nye and NASA Chief Scientist Jim Green were followed by Planetary Radio Live. Join Mat Kaplan and his outstanding guests who are trying to save the world. The evening rolled on through a live version of What’s Up w...
2019-May-03 • 89 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Lessons From the Moonshot That Never Was-With Mark Albrecht
Thirty years ago, Dr. Mark Albrecht led the National Space Council when President George H.W. Bush announced the Space Exploration Initiative, an ambitious effort to send humans to the Moon and then on to Mars. Political divisions and a budget-busting cost estimate grounded the effort before it ever got off the ground. A new NSC is attempting to implement a new lunar plan from the Trump Administration. Can the lessons of a failed moonshot help today's lunar ambitions succeed? More resources about this month...
2019-May-01 • 56 minutes
The Skies of Super-Earths and Mini-Neptunes
There appear to be more mini-Neptunes (also known as Super Earths) across our galaxy than any other type of planet. Hannah Wakeford wants to learn if some of them support life, and she’s doing this by exploring their skies. Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, has reached an exciting and critical part of its mission of discovery. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla provides an update. The beautiful Pasadena Public Library hosted Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan for a special afternoon that included recording...
2019-Apr-24 • 47 minutes
Lucy in the Sky With Asteroids
A rare alignment of planets and other objects will enable the solar-powered Lucy spacecraft to examine seven asteroids, six of which are among the thousands of Trojan asteroids that orbit ahead of and behind Jupiter. The mission team, include Hal Levison, Cathy Olkin and Mike Sekerak, hope to unlock secrets of our solar system’s origin through these ancient artifacts. Planetary Society correspondent Andrew Jones helps us celebrate China’s Space Day with an update on the Chang’e 4 lunar mission. The space tr...
2019-Apr-17 • 38 minutes
The Triumph of a Failed Moon Landing
The Beresheet lunar lander failed in the last few kilometers of its descent to the Moon. Two days later we learned that its team would try again. Deputy Mission Director Yoav Landsman is back with an inspiring and revealing look behind the scenes. Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason Davis looks forward to the launch of LightSail2 now that a second SpaceX Falcon Heavy has enjoyed spectacular success. And your guide to the busy night sky is provided by Bruce Betts. Special program note: Catch Mat Kaplan on...
2019-Apr-10 • 44 minutes
Celebrating Yuri’s Night with Legendary Astronaut Story Musgrave
The Los Angeles celebration of Yuri’s Night came six days early this year. It attracted hundreds of space party animals, along with celebrities like Bill Nye and Story Musgrave. Host Mat Kaplan talked with both under the wing of space shuttle Endeavour. Jason Davis is counting down to Space IL’s attempt to soft land Beresheet on the Moon. “Where We Are” is a great new visual feature of the Planetary Society. Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to it. There’s a lot to see in the night sky! Get a What’s Up preview...
2019-Apr-05 • 61 minutes
Space Policy Edition: T-minus Five Years and Counting
Can NASA return astronauts to the Moon by 2024? Vice President Mike Pence shocked the space community by announcing this ambitious new goal just weeks after the Trump Administration proposed a half-billion dollar cut to the space agency. Is the Administration fed up with the mounting delays to the Space Launch System rocket? How seriously should we take this declaration? Is it even possible given budget cuts and political dysfunction? Brendan Curry, Chief of Washington Operations for The Planetary Society, ...
2019-Apr-03 • 42 minutes
Ice Worlds, Landing on the Moon and Blasting an Asteroid
When will we return to Uranus and Neptune? Planetary scientist Amy Simon explains why a mission to the so-called ice giants is a high priority as she tells us about these mysterious, blue worlds. Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason Davis takes us through what promises to be a very busy month in space, with the launch of the second Falcon Heavy, a moon landing by Israel’s Beresheet probe, and how Hayabusa2 will blow a hole in asteroid Ryugu, complete with sound effects. Then join us for another round of W...
2019-Mar-27 • 94 minutes
Dunes, Walnut Shells, Alien Impostors and Other Worlds: A Visit with Sarah Hörst
A very special, extended conversation with Johns Hopkins University planetary scientist Sarah Hörst is capped by a tour of her fascinating lab. That’s where Sarah and her team simulate decidedly un-Earthlike atmospheres and more. Emily Lakdawalla has returned from this year’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference with news from around the solar system. Caffeine! It’s on Saturn’s moon Titan AND in the espresso made on the International Space Station! More about the latter in What’s Up. Learn more about this...
2019-Mar-20 • 70 minutes
Bill Nye and Planetary Radio Live at Extreme STEAM
Planetary Radio Live goes on stage at the first ever Fairplex Extreme STEAM Festival in Pomona, California. Host Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye are joined by four young space scientists and engineers in front of hundreds of families. Chief Scientist Bruce Betts is also on hand for a live edition of What’s Up. The Amoeba People perform the Planetary Radio theme, along with their tribute to Carl Sagan. Learn more about this week’s guests and topics at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/pla...
2019-Mar-13 • 35 minutes
Boosters, Breakthroughs and Budgets: Canada and the US Look Toward Space
The last few days have seen developments that will shape the space exploration plans of Canada and the USA. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member of Canada’s Space Advisory Board. She reviews the nation’s new space policy. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier takes us through highlights of the just-released NASA budget proposal from the White House. He also looks back at the Day of Action that brought citizen space advocates to Capitol Hill. Bruce Betts smells the coffee on the Internati...
2019-Mar-06 • 52 minutes
China on the Final Frontier
With missions like Chang’e 4 on the far side of the Moon, China has firmly established itself as a leader in space exploration. Space journalist Andrew Jones helps us explore the nation’s ambitious near and long-term plans. Emily Lakdawalla says Mars lander InSight’s Mole has hit an obstacle, while Jason Davis shows us how Japan’s Hayabusa2 has blasted asteroid Ryugu for a sample and celebrates the SpaceX Crew Dragon. Chief Scientist Bruce Betts gets a polite dressing down from an impeccable source. Learn m...
2019-Mar-01 • 90 minutes
Space Policy Edition: When a (Space) Cowboy Came to Washington
Historian John Logsdon discusses his new book, Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier. It explores the legacy of the 40th president’s major space policy decisions. We look at four major topics: early efforts at commercializing space, the survival crisis for planetary exploration, the Space Shuttle, and the decision to build the space station. Casey also shares good news about NASA's newest budget and how a battle between rocket companies could spell trouble for NASA's Lucy mission. More resources to explore ...
2019-Feb-27 • 48 minutes
An Israeli Lander Launches Toward the Moon
Non-profit SpaceIL’s Beresheet is on its way to the Moon. Only China, the Soviet Union and the United States have safely landed there before. Host Mat Kaplan talks with SpaceIL Senior Systems Engineer Yoav Landsman, while MaryLiz Bender hears from a team member who attended the launch. Digital editor Jason Davis shares news about Hayabusa2’s successful touchdown on an asteroid. Want a rubber asteroid? You’ve got another chance to win one on this week’s What’s Up with Bruce Betts. Learn more about this wee...
2019-Feb-20 • 69 minutes
A Fond Farewell to Spirit and Opportunity
The Mars Exploration Rover mission was declared complete on February 13, 2019. On the very next day, MER Project Manager John Callas and Deputy Project Scientist Abigail Fraeman came to Planetary Society headquarters for an extended and emotional conversation with Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla. They talked about the beloved rovers and the women and men of the team that has guided them for so many years. What’s Up offers another opportunity to win a coveted rubber asteroid as we learn about the night sky ...
2019-Feb-13 • 41 minutes
Watching the Births of Solar Systems
Radio telescopes are delivering stunning images that, in some cases, current optical telescopes can’t equal. Witness the 20 beautiful protoplanetary disks imaged by the DSHARP team using the ALMA radio telescope in Chile. The diversity of these proto-solar systems is astounding. Principal investigator Sean Andrews will tell us how the pictures were created, and why they are surprising and delighting astronomers. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla is literally looking back on objects around our own solar system....
2019-Feb-06 • 47 minutes
The DART Mission: Learning How to Swat Dangerous Asteroids
Why did the dinosaurs die? Because they didn’t have a space program! The upcoming DART mission will test our best thinking about how we may someday deflect a Near Earth Object that is speeding toward fiery Armageddon on Earth. Nancy Chabot of the JHU Applied Physics Lab is the mission’s Coordination Lead. The Curiosity rover has reached an exciting new region of Mars. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla will give us the lowdown. The night sky is full of treasures according to Bruce Betts. Join Bruce and Mat for ...
2019-Feb-01 • 66 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Should the U.S. be in a space race with China?
China's space program notched an impressive "first" last month when its Chang'e 4 spacecraft landed on the far side of the Moon. The U.S. space program, in contrast, was in the midst of an extended shutdown. Some observers expect China's growing space capability and lunar ambitions to trigger a new space race. Not Dr. Roger Handberg, Professor of Political Science at the University of Central Florida. He discusses how the current geopolitical situation differs from the Cold War standoff between two superpow...
2019-Jan-30 • 55 minutes
Where Do We Come From? The Origin of Life
Astrobiology is the discipline that explores the origin of life in the universe, and whether life exists anywhere other than Earth. It’s an increasingly exciting field according to University of Washington Research Associate Michael Wong. Mike reviews the current thinking and provides some of the chemical basis for life as we know it, and possibly as we don’t know it. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla explains why we don’t see stars in many images of bodies across the solar system, while Soci...
2019-Jan-23 • 32 minutes
Asteroid Bennu’s Visitor From Earth
Spacecraft OSIRIS REx is now orbiting a 260-meter asteroid named Bennu. Principal investigator Dante Lauretta returns to tell us what has already been learned, and to preview the excitement that is still to come, including the probe’s descent to the surface for collection of a pristine sample. Want one of five Blu-ray copies of First Man, the movie about Neil Armstrong? Consider entering this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest that also offers Dante Lauretta’s two great board games about space explorat...
2019-Jan-18 • 59 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Shutdown
In a government shutdown seemingly without end, we bring you two stories from individuals directly impacted by the crisis. NASA scientist and union representative Lee Stone discusses the missed paychecks, loss of science, and lasting negative consequences to the public sector scientific workforce. Rob Hoyt, CEO of Tethers Unlimited, a small business in Washington state that was forced to lay off 20% of its workforce due to unpaid NASA contracts, describes the impact on contractors that may never see repayme...
2019-Jan-16 • 46 minutes
Flying the Skies of Saturn’s Moon Titan
Imagine soaring over what may be the solar system’s most Earth-like world, if you ignore the chill. If funded, the nuclear electric-powered Dragonfly will do exactly this. Principal Investigator Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle shares her enthusiasm. Emily Lakdawalla reports on Chang’e 4, China’s pioneering lander and rover on the far side of the Moon. Bruce and Mat answer a question that had no answer till New Horizons flew by Ultima Thule days ago. That’s part of this week’s What’s Up. Learn more at: http://www....
2019-Jan-09 • 62 minutes
New Horizons Flyby: Join the Celebration!
Join us at the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland for the New Horizons encounter with the most distant object ever visited. You’ll meet mission leaders, friends and even a rock and roll star as we dive deep into this triumph of exploration. Then Bruce Betts helps us prepare for the total lunar eclipse. Learn more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0109-2019-new-hori... more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.Se...
2019-Jan-02 • 37 minutes
A Mission to Earth: OSIRIS-REx
Why do so many spacecraft that are headed across our solar system turn their instruments back to Earth during flybys? OSIRIS-REx was no exception. The answers come from mission scientist Vicky Hamilton. She has also written about the topic in The Planetary Report. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye helps us ring in the new year, while Bruce Betts leads the first What’s Up of 2019 with exciting news about the night sky. Learn more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2019/0102-2019-vic...
2018-Dec-26 • 42 minutes
Countdown to Ultima: Alan Stern and New Horizons
The New Horizons spacecraft will reach faraway Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69 in the first minutes of 2019. Will the body informally known as Ultima Thule be as mysterious and exciting as Pluto? We’ll hear from the mission’s Principal Investigator, Alan Stern. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla takes us through 2018’s biggest planetary science and exploration moments. The coolest asteroid defense stickers in the solar system could be yours if you win the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more at: http...
2018-Dec-19 • 51 minutes
Earthrise! The 50th Anniversary of Apollo 8
This is the 50th anniversary of the most audacious space mission in history. Apollo 8 blazed a path for the first moon landing seven months later, and gave a troubled nation reason for hope and pride. Author Robert Kurson has written Rocket Men as a tribute to--and chronicle of—the mission and the people who made it happen. The new edition of The Planetary Report is now available to all, according to Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla. Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts also celebrates Apollo 8 in ...
2018-Dec-12 • 50 minutes
At the Space Settlement Summit With Former NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden
He led NASA for eight years, but not till he had flown on four Space Shuttle missions and enjoyed a long military career. Charlie Bolden talks with Mat about his time at the space agency and where we’re headed on the final frontier. Space station designer Al Globus says a city in space may be much easier to achieve than was thought. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla has news about five planetary science missions. Mat has a surprise for Bruce Betts and more great prizes for the space trivia...
2018-Dec-07 • 68 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Canada's Uncertain Future in Space (with Kate Howells)
Canada was the third country in history to launch a satellite into space, but now lags in its space ambitions, capability, and spending. What happened? Kate Howells, who serves on the Canadian Space Advisory Board, joins the podcast to talk about the challenges facing Canada's future in space and how the nation needs to do a better job of communicating the benefits of space exploration to its citizens. Casey and Mat also look at the latest machinations of the U.S. congress, which has yet to fund NASA for 20...
2018-Dec-05 • 40 minutes
Last Week, Mars. This week, An Asteroid Called Bennu.
The InSight lander has only just arrived on Mars. Now, OSIRIS REx has reached asteroid Bennu after traveling through deep space for a year and a half. We’ll talk with the Planetary Society’s Jason Davis about this mission that will bring a sample of Bennu back to Earth after it has learned all it can over the next 19 months. We’ll also hear from the young student who gave the asteroid its name. Then we’ll return to the Red Planet for a conversation with the leader of the InSight mission, Bruce Banerdt. We’v...
2018-Nov-28 • 60 minutes
A Great Day for Space Explorers: The Landing of InSight
Join 1,000 anxious yet thrilled space fans at Caltech for our live InSight landing party. You’ll meet Mat Kaplan’s onstage experts and check in with Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla at the Jet Propulsion Lab. Then we’ll hold our breath as the spacecraft hurtles down through the Martian atmosphere in its seven minutes of terror, climaxing in a glorious touchdown on the Red Planet. This is a very special episode. Learn more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/1128-2018-insight-.....
2018-Nov-21 • 43 minutes
We Know Where the 2020 Rover Will Look for Martian Life
NASA announced on November 19th that the multi-billion dollar 2020 Mars rover will land in Jezero crater, where it will begin the search for the signature of past life. The selection process took five years, and Briony Horgan of Purdue University was part of it all. She joins us to talk about this exciting and enticing target on the Red Planet. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for the much more imminent Mars landing of InSight. Orion in the northern hemisphere’s night sky can onl...
2018-Nov-16 • 50 minutes
Space Policy Edition: After the Midterms—Looking Ahead with Marcia Smith
The counting continues as we publish this month’s special episode, with a handful of seats in the US Senate and House still up for grabs. But with the Democratic takeover of the House assured, and several longtime space advocates turned out, change is certainly coming. Dealing with the nation’s huge deficit also threatens NASA’s budget. Planetary Society Chief Advocate Casey Dreier welcomes back space policy expert Marcia Smith for an insider’s look at the aftermath and what may be ahead. More resources ...
2018-Nov-14 • 35 minutes
Moon Mission 3D from Queen Guitarist Brian May and David Eicher
You haven’t seen the best pictures from the Apollo era and other great space achievements till you’ve seen them in 3D. Queen guitarist and astrophysicist Brian May is also mad about stereoscopic imagery. He worked with this week’s guest, Astronomy Magazine Editor-in-Chief David Eicher, to create this beautiful new book that contains 150 startling 3D images, along with clear 3D glasses. A copy of Moon Mission 3D will go to the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Also, Planetary Society Digit...
2018-Nov-07 • 38 minutes
Where Do We Come From? – Exploring the Origins of Life Lab
They may be the most important questions in all of science: Where do we come from? Are we alone? Researchers Ralph Pudritz and Maikel Rheinstadter are working on these puzzles with their new Planetary Simulator, possibly edging toward the natural creation of self-replicating molecules. Bruce Betts’ new book, Astronomy for Kids, is just one of the prizes offered in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/1107-2018-pudritz-... m...
2018-Oct-31 • 43 minutes
Celebrating Kepler
The Kepler mission has ended. Listen to highlights of the October 30th media briefing that included the father of the fantastically successful planet finder, William Borucki. Then catch the thoughts of Planetary Society editors and commentators Jason Davis and Emily Lakdawalla. Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier explores what’s at stake in the US November 6th midterm election. And we’ll give away another copy of Bruce Betts’ Astronomy for Kids in a spooky edition of What’s Up. Learn more at: http://...
2018-Oct-24 • 49 minutes
Sailing to an Asteroid on the Light of the Sun
LightSail 2 is not the only solar sail in the universe. NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center and the Jet Propulsion Lab are preparing to send NEA Scout on a long, light-propelled journey to a near Earth asteroid. Principal Investigator Les Johnson shares his excitement about this interplanetary cubesat. Emily Lakdawalla reports in from southern France following the successful start of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Don’t know a primorial from a primordial? No worries. Bruce Betts will throw both into...
2018-Oct-17 • 36 minutes
Back to Saturn for Brand New Cassini Science
Our most frequent guest returns with exciting, just-published research enabled by the 20-year mission’s enormous success. Linda Spilker has served as Cassini Project Scientist for 8 years, and was Deputy Project Scientist for the previous 13. You’ll also get the chance to win Bruce Betts’ great new intro to astronomy book in this week’s space trivia contest. Learn more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/1017-2018-linda-sp... more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adc...
2018-Oct-10 • 61 minutes
Celebrating Astronomy Day with the Giant Magellan Telescope
Happy Astronomy Day, October 13, 2018! We salute humankind’s long history of stargazing by checking in on what will be our planet’s largest telescope. Patrick McCarthy is an astronomer and a leader of the Giant Magellan Telescope project. He returns with a report on the instrument’s status, followed by a fascinating tour of the GMT facility. The MASCOT spacecraft has successfully completed its brief mission at asteroid Ryugu. Emily Lakdawalla provides an overview. And the space trivia contest has returned ...
2018-Oct-05 • 69 minutes
Space Policy Edition: How NASA Came to Be
Happy 60th, NASA. In celebration of the space agency’s birthday, we do the audio equivalent of pulling out NASA’s baby book and explore its origin story. Though legislation creating the space agency developed in the wake of Sputnik, it was built upon a rapidly changing relationship of the government to fundamental research and development in the decade before. We follow the threads of what makes NASA NASA, as well as how, in its early years, NASA looked quite different than the agency we know today. We als...
2018-Oct-03 • 49 minutes
John Logsdon on the Dawn of the Space Age
The Dean of space policy, John Logsdon, returns with stories and a new book of original documents that shaped the US space program from the birth of NASA to SpaceX. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye reports in from this year’s International Astronautical Congress in German, while Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla wraps up a working tour of New Zealand. Then join Bruce and Mat for this week’s What’s Up. Learn and hear more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/1003-2018-john-log... L...
2018-Sep-26 • 41 minutes
SpaceX Builds a Big Falcon Rocket
A mostly SpaceX episode as the ambitious company provides updated details regarding its huge new rocket and introduces its first astronauts. Mat Kaplan shares more from the company’s headquarters, while Planetary Society Digital Editor explains and explores the BFR. Jason also celebrates the successful landing of two asteroid “rovers” from Japan’s Hayabusa2 spacecraft. And we’ll tell you What’s Up in the night sky as we offer another space trivia contest. Learn and hear more at: http://www.planetary.org/...
2018-Sep-19 • 37 minutes
Return to Fiery Mercury With BepiColombo
Elsa Montagnon is Spacecraft Operations Manager for the European/Japanese mission leaving for our solar system’s innermost planet very soon. She joins us to talk about the long journey ahead. Elsa also has the cover article in the brand new edition of The Planetary Report, the Planetary Society’s once exclusive magazine that is now available to everyone online, according to its editor, Emily Lakdawalla. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye is happy for a very happy Elon Musk. The leader of SpaceX just introduced...
2018-Sep-12 • 34 minutes
Opportunity, Phone Home!
The dust is settling on the Red Planet. Is the remaining Mars Exploration Rover about to rise and shine after three months of slumber? MER Project Manager John Callas returns with a realistic yet hopeful assessment. He also tells us what Opportunity will be asked to do after we hear from her. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla returns with a preview of China’s next two missions to the Moon, one of which will make the first-ever farside landing. How close is the nearest black hole? We’ll g...
2018-Sep-07 • 85 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Did NASA Ace its Midterms? With Special Guest Louise Prockter
We talk with planetary scientist and Lunar and Planetary Institute Director Louise Prockter, who co-led creation of a new report evaluating the performance of NASA's planetary science division. This comes five years after the release of the influential decadal survey. Given the massive budget cuts over the past few years, how did NASA do? Where do these reports come from and who puts them together? Why are they important? All will be answered in this month’s SPE! We also look into the report-within-a-repor...
2018-Sep-05 • 80 minutes
Big Science, Big Rocket at the Marshall Space Flight Center
Mat Kaplan’s Huntsville, Alabama trip wraps up with a tour of the historic and history-making Marshall Space Flight Center. Join him at the control center for research underway on the International Space Station, under a tent where a critical component of the Space Launch System rocket is getting finishing touches, in a conversation about the Fermi spacecraft’s search for the universe’s biggest explosions, and with the Center’s Associate Director for Technical efforts. Then wrap up with Bruce Betts and the ...
2018-Aug-29 • 56 minutes
Space, Rockets, and a Senatorial Encounter in Huntsville, Alabama
Host Mat Kaplan begins a two-episode visit to Huntsville and the Marshall Space Flight Center, recorded this week at the US Space and Rocket Center with astronaut Don Thomas, 94-year-old Apollo engineer Alex McCool, and Alabama Senator Doug Jones. Bruce Betts sets us on a search for the nearest black hole in this week’s What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn and hear more at: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/0829-2018-huntsvil... more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/ad...
2018-Aug-22 • 36 minutes
Pluto Occults! Join Us on the Mountain
Pluto passed in front of a star on the evening of August 14. Mat Kaplan joined pro and amateur astronomers on a mountain to observe this rare event. It may reveal more about the dwarf planet’s tenuous atmosphere and other properties. Everyone hopes that Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity will phone home when the waning worldwide Martian dust storm allows the robot to charge its batteries. Digital Editor Jason Davis tells us about the online mistake that had some fans believing it had already happened. And i...
2018-Aug-15 • 56 minutes
Giving Mysterious Venus the Love (and Science) She Deserves
We have so much to learn about Venus, says JPL scientist Sue Smrekar. What we learn will help us understand our own world and Mars. Sue joins us this week to make a great case for a new Venus orbiter. The Parker Solar Probe has begun its exciting journey to “touch the Sun.” Our MaryLiz Bender talks with mission leaders before and after the launch. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan have two great space trivia contests to wrap up right after they take us on another What’s Up tour of the solar system and back throu...
2018-Aug-08 • 39 minutes
Dark Energy’s Co-Discoverer and the Leader of Chinese Space Science
It has been 20 years since we learned the expansion of the universe is accelerating due to the mysterious force called dark energy. Saul Perlmutter shared the Nobel Prize in Physics because of his contributions. Now he shares his thoughts with us. Also at this year’s COSPAR Assembly in Pasadena was the Director General of China’s National Space Science Center, Wang Chi. Have you played with Eyes on the Solar System? JPL’s Kevin Hussey conceived of the NASA Eyes app that will take you across the solar sys...
2018-Aug-03 • 60 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Destination…Mars? Contradictions and Principles
The Senate just held a hearing on NASA's efforts to send humans to...Mars? A week later, the same committee advanced legislation to extend the life of the International Space Station to 2030, six years beyond the current end-date and two years beyond the current hardware safety ratings. Does that extension undermine efforts to get to Mars? What about the Moon? Casey and Jason also introduce The Planetary Society's new principles for human spaceflight, which provide a framework by which the organization will...
2018-Aug-01 • 48 minutes
Diving Into That Lake on Mars
Our world was rocked by last week’s announcement of good radar evidence for a liquid water “lake” under the Red Planet’s south pole. Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla introduces us to the story that is then taken up by two of host Mat Kaplan’s favorite Martians. The Goddard Space Flight Center’s James Garvin headed NASA’s Mars exploration program, while NASA Ames astrobiologist Chris McKay co-founded the Mars Underground more than 35 years ago. Look up! Mars is still close by, and the Perseid meteor shower...
2018-Jul-25 • 53 minutes
Hayabusa2 Reaches a Dark Diamond in Space
Japan’s Hayabusa2 is just 6 kilometers from asteroid Ryugu as it prepares to snatch samples of the space rock for return to Earth. ISAS/JAXA Director General and former Hayabusa Mission Project Manager Hitoshi Kuninaka joins us for a conversation about the spacecraft and what’s ahead. Then we hear from Hansjörg Dittus of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) about the German/French lander called MASCOT that was carried to Ryugu by Hayabusa2. Emily Lakdawalla is the new editor of the Planetary Society’s distin...
2018-Jul-18 • 43 minutes
An African Observatory Hunts Killer Asteroids
One of the Planetary Society’s 2018 Shoemaker Near-Earth Object grants has gone to astronomers searching the sky from a mountaintop in the North African nation of Morocco. Observer Michel Ory tells us about their work. Tim Spahr ran the Minor Planet Center for many years. He has moved from that worldwide coordinator for asteroid and comet discoveries to NEO Sciences LLC, and served once again as chair of the Shoemaker NEO judging committee. Wait till you hear what poor Yuri Gagarin had for lunch as he o...
2018-Jul-11 • 51 minutes
Something Old and Something New: Exciting Research on the International Space Station
Sextants have helped sailors find their way across oceans for centuries. Now one is onboard the International Space Station so that astronauts can learn to find their way across the solar system even if other technologies fail. Reaching the ISS on the same supply mission was the Cold Atom Lab. It may achieve the lowest temperatures in the universe, helping to unlock cosmic secrets. Every naked eye planet is visible! Bruce Betts will tell you where to look in What’s Up. Learn more about all our topics an...
2018-Jul-06 • 107 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Space Force! With Special Guest Brian Weeden
The President recently ordered the creation of Space Force—but what does that mean? What are the implications for militarization of space? National security expert Dr. Brian Weeden joins the show to explain the announcement. Weeden also breaks down Space Policy Directive #3, which directs the Department of Commerce to begin tracking space debris and other potential dangers to spacecraft in Earth orbit. Casey, Jason and Mat take a detour to discuss the James Webb Space Telescope's latest breach, which delays...
2018-Jul-04 • 32 minutes
Dwarf Planet Ceres Thrills as a Dying Visitor Closes In
Ceres is the queen of the asteroid belt. Her first Earthly visitor is nearing its last days in spectacular style. Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman returns with stunning images taken from just 35 kilometers or 22 miles above the dwarf planet, and a preview of the spacecraft’s last days. Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts has a summer guide to the night sky, looks back in space exploration history and delivers another Random Space Fact. He and Mat Kaplan also have a new spac...
2018-Jun-27 • 41 minutes
It’s Asteroid Week with NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer
The dinosaurs regret their lack of a space program. 200 million years later, humans are gearing up to defend themselves from a species-ending rock. The many challenges involved are addressed in a new strategic action plan created by sixteen agencies of the US government. NASA’s Planetary Defense Officer, Lindley Johnson, and his associate, Kelly Fast, take us inside the plan. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy applauds the growing worldwide attention to Near Earth Objects. By the time you re...
2018-Jun-20 • 46 minutes
Kathryn Sullivan, Space Dentistry and More at the International Space Development Conference
Freeman Dyson wasn’t the only space star at the ISDC. Mat talks with former astronaut and NOAA Administrator Kathryn Sullivan, leaders of the Cassini mission, innovative students and an expert on dental care in space. Keep flossing! Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier has the latest budget info from Washington and tells us about Space Policy Directive-3. Bruce and Mat have picked the name for the supermassive black hole that lurks at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. Who has won? ...
2018-Jun-13 • 40 minutes
A Conversation with Freeman Dyson
There’s so much more to Freeman Dyson than the Dyson Sphere. The mathematician, physicist, futurist and author is one of the greatest and most original minds of our era. He has much to say to Mat Kaplan about the future of space exploration and humanity in this week’s show. NASA has announced two exciting papers based on discoveries by Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover. Emily Lakdawalla has the straight story. And we’ve got one more signed copy of “Chasing New Horizons” to give away in this ...
2018-Jun-06 • 49 minutes
It’s Rocket Science: Testing PlanetVac in the Mojave Desert
Join Mat Kaplan in California’s Mojave Desert for special coverage of not one but two rocket flights and a real world test of PlanetVac, the innovative, radically simple way to collect surface samples from other worlds. PlanetVac replaced one foot of a Masten Space Systems Xodiac rocket for back-to-back hops across a test site. We also talk with Masten CEO Sean Mahoney. Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts also made the trip. He’ll also open a super massive contest for PlanRad listeners in our W...
2018-Jun-01 • 72 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Space Policy Directive 2—This Time it's Commercial
President Trump just signed a new space policy directive targeting the regulations surrounding commercial spaceflight. Casey Dreier, Jason Davis and Mat Kaplan dive into the implications of the new directive and what it means for the relationship between government and space. They also break down all of the good news in the House's new funding bill for NASA, and highlight NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine's turnaround on climate change. More resources to explore this month’s topics are at http://www.plane...
2018-May-30 • 35 minutes
A Sacred Place: The National Air and Space Museum with Ellen Stofan
Planetary geologist Ellen Stofan has just become Director of the most popular museum in the United States. The NASM protects and shares the greatest collection of space and aviation treasures on Earth. Mat Kaplan talks with the former NASA Chief Scientist about her new job and how the museum serves to inspire and inform millions each year. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla prepares us for an exciting encounter between Japan’s Hayabusa 2 spacecraft and asteroid Ryugu. Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Bruce Betts...
2018-May-23 • 55 minutes
Chasing New Horizons to Pluto with Alan Stern and David Grinspoon
The New Horizons mission was a triumph, revealing Pluto as an utterly unique and beautiful world. But the mission first had to survive challenge after challenge, fighting to be developed, meeting a nearly impossible launch deadline, and then narrowly avoiding disaster when it was barely a week from its destination. The entire dramatic tale has now been told by Principal Investigator Alan Stern and his co-author, astrobiologist David Grinspoon. They join Mat Kaplan to talk about their book, Chasing New Hori...
2018-May-16 • 39 minutes
Why Mars? We’ve Got the Answers
The great adventure awaits! Mat Kaplan hosts an entertaining panel discussion at the 2018 Humans to Mars Summit in Washington DC. Eight guests provide their diverse and inspiring reasons for humans to visit the Red Planet. Bruce Betts later joins Mat to explore the Demon Star. Learn more about this week’s topic and see images here: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/0516-h2m-why-mars-... include: Filmmaker Nicholas Agnew, creator of Seat 25Consultant Jeff Bingham, former NASA A...
2018-May-09 • 36 minutes
Amy Mainzer: Asteroid Hunter
After taking over 10 million images of more than 30,000 solar system objects, the NEOWISE mission is finally in its last months. Principal Investigator Amy Mainzer returns with an update on this phenomenal success and a look ahead toward a much more powerful asteroid and comet hunter called NEOCam. It’s not just about defending our planet. We are learning the origin story of Earth and other worlds. Bruce Betts also shares a story or two, along with a new space trivia contest, in this week’s What’s Up se...
2018-May-04 • 63 minutes
Space Policy Edition: A Commercial Future for the Space Station?
After announcing it intends to divest from the International Space Station in 2025, NASA quietly released a new report on its transition plans, laying out a series of principles that will set the future of U.S. astronauts in low-Earth orbit. Can a private entity really take over the space station? Where did this idea come from anyway? Will there be new commercial space stations in the near future, and will they serve NASA's needs? Also, the confirmation of Jim Bridenstine as NASA Administrator. More resourc...
2018-May-02 • 82 minutes
All Shook Up: The InSight Mission to Mars
No mission to Mars has done what InSight will do. The lander’s spectacularly sensitive instruments will use the Red Planet’s heat and marsquakes to reveal its deep interior while also revealing secrets of other rocky worlds like our own Earth. Principal Investigator Bruce Banerdt came to Planetary Society headquarters barely a week before launch for a long and fascinating conversation. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye says the European Space Agency’s Gaia spacecraft has mapped our galaxy as never before. B...
2018-Apr-25 • 95 minutes
Planetary Radio Live! – Celebrating Curiosity on Mars
Join us for an utterly fascinating live conversation with Emily Lakdawalla about her brand new book, The Design and Engineering of Curiosity: How the Mars Rover Performs Its Job. Also joining us at Caltech were Curiosity Project Scientist Ashwin Vasavada and JPL Research Scientist Abigail Fraeman. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan close out the evening with a live edition of What’s Up, including the space trivia contest. Learn more about this week’s topics and see images here: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/...
2018-Apr-18 • 55 minutes
Yuri’s Night 2018!
Host Mat Kaplan once again attends the worldwide party for space. Join him at the Los Angeles celebration under Space Shuttle Endeavour. You’ll hear conversations with astronauts Nicole Stott and Anousheh Ansari, Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides, Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy and others. Then test your space history and trivia knowledge with Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts. Learn more about this week’s topics and see images here: http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/pl...
2018-Apr-11 • 31 minutes
Visiting the Earth-Like Worlds of TRAPPIST-1
We have begun to understand the composition of worlds that are hundreds of trillions of kilometers from Earth. Astronomer Nikole Lewis is co-leader of a team that has used the Hubble Space Telescope to do this with the four Earth-like planets circling a star called TRAPPIST-1. Host Mat Kaplan talks with Digital Editor Jason Davis about a new probe designed to discover thousands of additional exoplanets. Want to win a Planetary Radio t-shirt? Answer this week’s space trivia question posed by Planetary Socie...
2018-Apr-06 • 77 minutes
Space Policy Edition: Lori Garver on what a NASA Administrator (and Deputy) actually does
Lori Garver, former Deputy Administrator of NASA, talks with Casey about what the Deputy and Administrator jobs are like day-to-day, how decisions actually get made at the top, and why the current lack of confirmed leadership hurts the space agency. Casey, Space Policy Advisor Jason Callahan and Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan also review the great news about the NASA budget, and reveal the possible fallout from the further delay in launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.More resources to explore this mon...
2018-Apr-04 • 68 minutes
AI, Space, and Humanity’s Future—A Conversation with David Brin
The multi-award winning science fiction author, futurist and speaker returns to Planetary Radio for a wide-ranging conversation about robots and humans in space, empathetic artificial intelligences, how we can survive the Singularity and much more. Emily Lakdawalla recaps an astrobiology session at the just-completed Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. There’s a great new book from National Geographic Kids waiting for the winner of the new What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more about this week’s ...
2018-Mar-28 • 50 minutes
A Space Station Crashes to Earth
By the time you hear this week’s episode, China’s Tiangong-1 may have spectacularly re-entered our planet’s atmosphere, raining metal on an unpredictable location. The Aerospace Corporation’s Bill Ailor, an expert on space debris, tells us there’s little to worry about, but bigger challenges are ahead in low Earth orbit. Bruce Betts also has his mind on the small space station. Emily Lakdawalla is back from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference with much news to share. NASA finally has a budget for t...
2018-Mar-21 • 39 minutes
Stephen Hawking: Spaceflight Pioneer!
He is known for his breakthrough physics and popularizing of science, but Dr. Hawking also wanted to fly in space. Erik Viirre led the medical team that helped Stephen experience weightlessness. He says the adventure helped open the possibility of spaceflight for many more people. Planetary Society co-founder Louis Friedman and Society CEO Bill Nye share their memories of the great physicist. Bruce Betts doesn’t let a bad cold get in the way of the What’s Up segment. Learn more about this week’s topics ...
2018-Mar-14 • 37 minutes
Amateur Astronomers Work To Save Earth From Asteroids!
Seven astronomers have been selected to receive Shoemaker NEO (Near Earth Object) grants from the Planetary Society. They and their observatories span the planet. We’ll meet an American and an Australian. Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts provides an overview of the grant program and later returns for this week’s edition of What’s Up. The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells reports on the outlook for space funding in Canada’s newly-released federal budget. She and Society CEO Bill Nye also met with Prime...
2018-Mar-07 • 45 minutes
Visiting the Birthplace of PlanetVac
Space is hard. Sample collection and return is harder still. That’s why the radically-simplified PlanetVac system from Honeybee Robotics is so intriguing. Join Planetary Society Chief Scientist Bruce Betts and host Mat Kaplan on a tour of Honeybee that includes a PlanetVac demo. Bruce returns for this week’s What’s Up jaunt around the night sky. Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason Davis share big news about the LightSail 2 solar sail and the next SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch. Learn more about this week...
2018-Mar-02 • 36 minutes
Space Policy Edition #23 - Blitzing Congress: Planetary Society volunteers visit Capitol Hill
Society members from 21 states descended on the U.S. capitol for a "blitz" of 178 meetings in two days. Casey and special guest Matt Renninger explain why that is such an important activity, and blitzers Leah and Stefanie Griffith share their story of coming to Washington to speak for space. More resources to explore this month’s topics are at http://www.planetary.org/multimedia/planetary-radio/show/2018/space-policy-editi... more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/liste...
2018-Feb-28 • 49 minutes
Experience A Message From Earth - Inspired by the Voyager Golden Record
It has been 40 years since Carl Sagan and others shared the best of humanity with the stars. A new online multimedia project has been created as a 21st century homage to the Golden Record.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Feb-21 • 50 minutes
The Eyes of a New Mars Rover: Mastcam-Z
Mat Kaplan attended a meeting of the science team for the zoom lens camera that will be atop the Mars 2020 rover mast. Planetary Scientist Jim Bell tells us how this new system will show us the Red Planet as we’ve never seen it before.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Feb-16 • 53 minutes
Space Policy Edition Special: The 2019 President’s Budget Request Unveiled
As promised, Casey Dreier and Jason Callahan are back with a special review of the just-released FY 2019 President’s Budget Request (PBR) for NASA. It contains good news, bad news and odd news. What is likely to stand? What will Congress ignore, going its own way? NASA’s new lunar ambitions, Mars Sample Return, WFIRST and more hang in the balance. Let the debate begin.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/liste...
2018-Feb-14 • 42 minutes
A New Congressional Caucus Backs Planetary Science
Republican Randy Hultgren and Democrat Derek Kilmer celebrate formation of the new bipartisan, bicameral caucus of US representatives and senators. They have united behind exploration of our and other solar systems. Bill Nye shares his eye and ear witness account of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch and landing. The new What’s Up space trivia contest takes its inspiration from the Tesla Roadster now on its way to Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener ...
2018-Feb-07 • 59 minutes
Space, SETI, the Singularity and Shostak
Where is everybody? That was the question physicist Enrico Fermi asked when he wondered why we hadn’t yet met ET. What will happen if we do? Will humans lose the will to explore?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Feb-02 • 30 minutes
Space Policy Edition #21: Bill Nye and the State of the Union
Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye attended the State of the Union address on January 30th, he also spent the day meeting with sixteen different members of Congress to promote science on Capitol Hill. In this special abbreviated show, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan welcome their colleague Matt Renninger, who joined Bill on Capitol Hill, to discuss the goals of The Planetary Society and the reasons why it was important for Bill to attend.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.c...
2018-Jan-31 • 39 minutes
Going to Sea to Sail Through Space: Orion Ocean Recovery Testing
Join Mat Kaplan on a visit to Naval Base San Diego and the USS Anchorage, the amphibious ship that has just completed a round of Orion spacecraft recovery testing and practice.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Jan-24 • 38 minutes
Living in Space!
Mat Kaplan talks with participants in the National Space Society’s recent Space Settlement Summit about human destiny in space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Jan-17 • 44 minutes
It’s a Hard Rain on Titan
A computer model based on our best data about Saturn’s cloud-shrouded moon says that torrential liquid methane pounds the surface far more frequently than previously expected. Sean Faulk and Jonathan Mitchell of UCLA explain.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Jan-10 • 45 minutes
Mysterious Tabby’s Star, With Tabby Herself
It may not host an alien “megastructure” but Tabby’s Star still guards many mysteries of science. Astronomer and astrophysicist Tabetha “Tabby” Boyajian leads the worldwide team that is revealing this strange light in the sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Jan-05 • 64 minutes
Space Policy Edition #20: Looking back on the year in space policy. Also, your questions!
It’s the space policy guys’ turn to look back at a year that saw great achievements in space. Were they matched by events in Washington DC?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2018-Jan-03 • 79 minutes
Looking Back, Looking Forward with the Planetary Society All-Stars
Mat’s first-ever four-way conversation with Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla reviews the biggest 2017 events in space exploration and provides their predictions of what to look for in the new year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Dec-27 • 31 minutes
Flowing Water on Mars? Not So Much
Mars scientists dubbed them recurring slope lineae or RSLs. They sure looked like evidence of liquid water flowing down hillsides and ridges on the Red Planet. New research led by USGS Planetary Geologist Colin Dundas says otherwise.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Dec-20 • 38 minutes
Exploring the Latest Planetary Science Discoveries With Emily Lakdawalla
A holiday edition of Planetary Radio welcomes the Planetary Society’s Senior Editor back from the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. Emily reports on amazing developments in planetary science she discovered at the huge conference.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Dec-13 • 32 minutes
President Trump Sets Course for the Moon
On December 11th President Donald Trump signed a memorandum that firmly points the US space effort toward the Moon, but without providing many details. Planetary Society Director of Space Policy Casey Dreier fills in some of the gaps left by this executive directive.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Dec-06 • 47 minutes
A Visitor From the Stars: ‘Oumuamua
The first confirmed interstellar visitor to our solar system is a needle-shaped asteroid given the Hawaiian name ‘Oumuamua. Karen Meech leads the team that is learning as much about it as possible before it leaves our neighborhood, never to return. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Dec-01 • 93 minutes
Space Policy Edition #19: When did the private space age begin? Much earlier than you think.
Elon Musk. Jeff Bezos. Richard Branson. These are the names we tend to associate with the current era of private space exploration. But what about John Quincy Adams, James Lick, or Charles Yerkes? Space economist and historian Dr. Alex MacDonald joins us to discuss his book, "The Long Space Age," which chronicles the history of private investment in U.S. space exploration all the way back to the 18th century.Jason and Casey also discuss the consequences of the House GOP tax plan, which could raise taxes on ...
2017-Nov-29 • 58 minutes
Bob Richards of Moon Express
Moon Express Founder and CEO Bob Richards shares an inspiring vision for a return to the Moon. It includes introduction of a sophisticated line of robotic spacecraft, the first of which may make a soft landing next year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Nov-22 • 33 minutes
Canada Rises…And So Does the Sun
Canada has a new Space Advisory Board, and The Planetary Society’s Kate Howells is a member.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Nov-15 • 36 minutes
The Honorable Adam Schiff: Another Congressional Space Enthusiast
Congressman Adam Schiff’s California district includes the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is as enthusiastic a fan of the final frontier as you are likely to find under the capitol dome in Washington D.C.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Nov-08 • 50 minutes
Andy Weir’s New Novel Puts a City on the Moon
The author of #1 bestseller "The Martian" is back with "Artemis," a superbly-researched, rollicking adventure in the first city on the Moon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Nov-03 • 60 minutes
Space Policy Edition #18: Jim Bridenstine vs. the Senate and First Meeting of the National Space Council
The likely next Administrator of NASA, Jim Bridenstine, appeared before a somewhat skeptical Senate committee to defend his nomination. Casey and Jason recap the hearing and assess Congressman Bridenstine’s chance of moving forward.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Nov-01 • 67 minutes
André Bormanis and Emily Lakdawalla on Life, the Universe and Everything
Join us for a wide-ranging, salon-style conversation about space exploration, science, art and more. Mat’s guests are astronomer, television producer/writer and former Star Trek science advisor André Bormanis and Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Oct-25 • 41 minutes
Searching for ET With Pete Worden
Are we alone? The nearly sixty-year effort to answer that question has gotten a big boost from the Breakthrough Initiatives, funded by Yuri Milner and led by former NASA Ames Research Center director Pete Worden, who is our guest this week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Oct-18 • 39 minutes
Pamela Gay and the Image Detective
Astronomer Pamela Gay tells us how anyone can work with images of Earth taken by astronauts, turning them into terrific scientific resources.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Oct-11 • 59 minutes
Dawn: Ten Years of Exploration
Dawn Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman helps us salute the ion-engine powered spacecraft that first orbited asteroid Vesta in the main asteroid belt and then moved to dwarf planet Ceres, revealing two fascinating worlds.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Oct-06 • 90 minutes
Space Policy Edition #17: The 75th Anniversary of the Rocket Age, with Dr. Michael Neufeld
Fifteen years before Sputnik, on a bright 1942 afternoon in northern Germany, a thundering machine of metal and fire pierced the sky, ultimately touching the edge of space for the first time in history. It opened a new era of opportunity and terror with rocket technology. Dr. Michael Neufeld joins us discuss the significance of this test and how it happened.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...
2017-Oct-04 • 44 minutes
Australia Gets Serious About Space
The Australian government announced that it would create a national space agency at the 68th annual International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide. We’ll talk with IAC 2017 CEO Brett Biddington about what this means for his country. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Sep-27 • 89 minutes
Celebrating Cassini…Live!
More than 1,100 fans of the just-completed 20-year mission to Saturn joined us for a live tribute.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Sep-20 • 60 minutes
Long Live Cassini!
Join us at JPL and Caltech on the bittersweet morning the Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Sep-13 • 71 minutes
Science Fiction Greats on Humanity’s Destiny in Space
Robert Zubrin of the Mars Society talks with Gregory Benford, David Brin, Geoffrey Landis and Larry Niven about terraforming Mars, the origin of life, the drive to explore and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Sep-06 • 49 minutes
Sailing on the Light of the Sun With Lou Friedman
The co-founder and Executive Director Emeritus of The Planetary Society returns for a conversation about the allure of sailing through space. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-31 • 86 minutes
Space Policy Edition #16: NASA's Flagship Missions: Are They Worth It?
The multi-billion dollar, multi-decade Cassini mission is about to end. A new report tries to answer an important question: are flagship science missions like Cassini worth the effort and expense?See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-30 • 74 minutes
Planetary Radio Live on the Eve of the Eclipse
With hours to go before the Great American Eclipse, nine outstanding guests joined host Mat Kaplan for Planetary Radio Live in front of 1,100 rowdy eclipse and space science fans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-23 • 35 minutes
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker’s Last Appearance Before the Grand Finale
It’s the Grandest Finale. The spectacular Cassini mission’s exploration of Saturn will end on September 15th when the spacecraft plunges into the planet. Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker is back with one last mission update.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-16 • 32 minutes
Ed Stone and Forty Years of Voyager in Space
It is most space fans’ favorite planetary science mission, and with good reason. We visit with the man who has been in charge of Voyager mission science for more than four decades.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-09 • 60 minutes
Dark Energy Attracts? Astrophysicists Jason Rhodes and Alina Kiessling
JPL astrophysicists Alina Kiessling and Jason Rhodes were brought together by their fascination over the mystery of dark energy. They talk with Planetary Radio about their research and the many missions they are contributing to, including WFIRST, a unique new space telescope.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Aug-04 • 83 minutes
Space Policy Edition #15 – Congressman Rick Larsen, Could Russia Exit the ISS?
New U.S. sanctions against Russia have reignited speculation that global politics could undermine cooperation in the International Space Station. Could Russia cut off rides for US astronauts to the ISS? Later, Casey Dreier joins Spark Science host Dr. Regina Barber Degraaff for a conversation with U.S. Congressman Rick Larsen, Democratic representative of Washington state’s 2nd District. We also check in on NASA's 2018 budget, which is currently moving through the Senate. Did they provide funding for a new ...
2017-Aug-02 • 53 minutes
An Eye on the Sun (In the Middle of a Lake)
The world’s most powerful solar telescope has just been renamed for the man responsible for its creation. We’ll meet astrophysicist and helioseismologist Phil Goode, and we’ll enjoy a tour of the Goode Solar Telescope.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jul-26 • 87 minutes
Planetary Radio Live! Living on Mars
Will humans live, work and thrive on Mars? What challenges must be met before we can become Martians? On July 20th, the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Mat Kaplan welcomed an outstanding panel of experts for conversation in front of a Pasadena, California audience.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jul-19 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla on the Last Orbits of Cassini
The Cassini Mission has less than two months to go before it ends with a spectacular plunge into the beautiful ringed world. Planetary Society Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla has prepared a guide to the last orbits by the historic spacecraft. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jul-12 • 50 minutes
20 Years on Mars with Matt Golombek
When the Pathfinder lander reached Mars 20 years ago it began a Martian renaissance that has never paused. JPL scientist Matt Golombek was the mission’s Project Scientist. He looks back and to the future of our explorations at the Red Planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jul-07 • 65 minutes
Space Policy Edition #14 – Ice Giants and Ocean Worlds Beckon
A new report builds the case for long overdue returns to Uranus and Neptune, while another proposal calls for exploration of the many bodies in our solar system that hide vast water oceans. Jason Callahan, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan dive into the troubled waters that determine which planetary science missions will get the limited funds available.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy informat...
2017-Jul-05 • 64 minutes
A Cosmic Voyage with Astronomer Sandra Faber
Veteran astronomer and cosmologist Sandra Faber has just been awarded the Gruber Prize for Cosmology, honoring more than forty years of pioneering work. She talks with Mat Kaplan on this week’s show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jun-28 • 39 minutes
Happy Asteroid Day!
Asteroid Day, June 30th, marks the anniversary of the great Tunguska impact that leveled a Siberian forest. It reminds us that a Near Earth Object can destroy a city or even a civilization. Former Minor Planet Center Director Tim Spahr reviews our efforts to find and understand these bodies.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jun-21 • 63 minutes
Thomas Edison, Eclipse Chaser!
Former NPR science reporter David Baron discusses the stories of men and women who made their way across the American West to view and document the total solar eclipse of 1878.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jun-14 • 48 minutes
Julie Webster and the Art of Spacecraft Endurance
How do you keep a dazzlingly complex spacecraft in good health after 20 years in space? That’s the challenge for Julie Webster and her team of engineers supporting the Cassini mission at Saturn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jun-07 • 43 minutes
Spectacular Jupiter!
Have you seen its stunning image of Jupiter’s south pole? The Juno orbiter is surpassing expectations and delivering surprising science. Scott Bolton, the mission’s Principal Investigator, is back with a thrilling report.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jun-02 • 70 minutes
Space Policy Edition #13 – The 2018 Budget Proposal and Is Mars Exploration in Retrograde?
The Trump Administration released its proposed FY2018 budget just days ago. Casey Dreier, Jason Callahan and Mat Kaplan dive deep into what this controversial plan means for NASA and how it has been received by Congress.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-31 • 58 minutes
Buzz Aldrin and Other Martians
He walked with Neil Armstrong on the moon, but that may not be his greatest legacy. Buzz Aldrin was joined by other space stars at the recent Humans To Mars Summit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-24 • 48 minutes
Human Spaceflight: Coming Back to America
Astronauts may soon ride on US rockets and in US spaceships for the first time since the last Space Shuttle flight. Jon Cowart of NASA is working with SpaceX toward the first launch of a Dragon spacecraft with humans on board.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-17 • 64 minutes
NASA Leaders on Getting Humans to Mars
The human journey to the Red Planet is long and hard, but Mat’s conversation with three NASA Associate Administrators at the Humans to Mars Summit was filled with cautious optimism.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-10 • 56 minutes
Visiting Worlds Fantastic with Bonnie Buratti
Veteran Jet Propulsion Lab planetary scientist Bonnie Buratti talks with Mat about the wonder of our solar neighborhood that she explores in "Worlds Fantastic, Worlds Familiar—A Guided Tour of the Solar System."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-05 • 87 minutes
Space Policy Edition #12 – Is Space Policy Stagnant? With Special Guest Marcia Smith
Moon or Mars? Should NASA depend on private companies? What’s the goal of human spaceflight? These questions were debated three decades ago, yet are just as relevant today. Does that mean space policy is stagnant?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-May-03 • 54 minutes
Be There! The Great American Eclipse
Our ongoing coverage of preparation for the Great American Eclipse takes us to Southern Illinois University Carbondale where a huge celebration is planned.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Apr-26 • 35 minutes
Bill Nye Saves the World…With Space
It was a big week for the Science Guy, and for science. Bill Nye served as honorary co-chair of the March for Science in Washington DC. His new Netflix series, Bill Nye Saves the World, premiered the next day. Two of the show’s thirteen episodes are devoted to space science and exploration. Bill talks about all this in a special conversation with Mat Kaplan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privac...
2017-Apr-19 • 48 minutes
McDonald Observatory and the Quest for Dark Energy
The University of Texas at Austin’s observatory is high in the hills of west Texas. In this special episode, Mat Kaplan joins the tens of thousands who visit it each year. The occasion was the dedication of the vastly upgraded Hobby-Eberly Telescope, third largest on Earth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Apr-12 • 58 minutes
Aerospace Corporation President and CEO Steve Isakowitz
The Aerospace Corporation has been innovating since 1960. Now it’s headed by a former leader of “New Space” company Virgin Galactic. President and CEO Steve Isakowitz talks about the evolving culture of the space industry.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Apr-07 • 79 minutes
Space Policy Edition #11 – Big Science and a Skinny Budget
Whether it’s discovering gravity waves, curing cancer or building a space station, the biggest science challenges increasingly require investments that are beyond what private industry can afford and collaborations that include many nations. Casey, Jason and Mat look at the history of big science and the outlook for future efforts. The team also reviews the 2018 budget proposed for NASA by the Trump Administration, and shares other space policy news from Washington.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me...
2017-Apr-05 • 33 minutes
Mars’ Atmosphere…Lost in Space!
Mars was once a warm and wet world. Then its dense, protective atmosphere mostly vanished. Learning why was one of the greatest mysteries in planetary science. The answer has just been delivered by the MAVEN orbiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-29 • 47 minutes
Nancy Atkinson’s Incredible Stories from Space
The longtime editor of outstanding online space news source Universe Today has just written about nine robotic missions of exploration in "Incredible Stories From Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-22 • 35 minutes
Ready for Space: LightSail 2 Update
The Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 solar sail spacecraft is ready to be packed away for its ride to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. Mat Kaplan checks the mission’s status with team members.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-15 • 36 minutes
The Great American Eclipse—Be Part of It!
It’s coming! Will you be in the path of totality? Astronomers Without Borders President Mike Simmons says be there if you can.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-08 • 34 minutes
Hope for Pluto—Should We Re-Redefine Planets?
Planetary geologist Kirby Runyon is lead author of an abstract that proposes a new, geophysical definition of what a planet is.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-03 • 79 minutes
Space Policy Edition #10 - Special Guest Laura Delgado Lopez, SpaceX to the Moon, looming budget cuts
Laura Delgado Lopez from the Harris Corporation joins us to talk about the growing number of countries getting into the space business, particularly in Latin America. Casey, Jason, and Mat also take stock of SpaceX's plans to send humans around the Moon in 2018, and how the newly-announced Trump budget cuts could hurt NASA.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Mar-01 • 34 minutes
The Worlds of TRAPPIST-1
The discovery of seven, Earth-sized planets in a nearby solar system was announced last week. Astrophysicist and planetary scientist Sara Seager joins us to share her excitement about this find that includes three planets in the habitable zone.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Feb-22 • 99 minutes
Planetary Radio Live: Near Earth Objects—The Killer Asteroid Threat
Leaders of the quest to find, understand and protect ourselves from the asteroids and comets called Near Earth Objects gathered with host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about this existential threat from space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Feb-15 • 53 minutes
Nazis in Space? Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age
Rod Pyle reveals bizarre yet fascinating space projects of the past in his new book. Pyle also exposes previously classified information about missions and spacecraft you thought you knew.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Feb-07 • 34 minutes
Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars
University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars. Could Martian bacteria thrive under the same conditions?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Feb-06 • 49 minutes
Space Policy Edition #9 – Congress Plots New Space Legislation Amid Trump’s Tumultuous First Two Weeks
It’s still too early to say where the Trump Administration will take NASA, but there are a few hints. Congress is not waiting. Casey, Jason and Mat review a draft of the space agency’s authorization bill and a separate act that asks NASA to lay out its plans for humans to reach Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-31 • 46 minutes
The Final Countdown at Saturn
Planetary Radio’s most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its grand finale.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-24 • 42 minutes
Ice, Snow and Lava: Exploring Antarctica’s Mount Erebus
Earth’s southernmost active volcano may also be its most remote. Rosaly Lopes and Michael Carroll recently spent a few frigid days on the slopes of Antarctica’s Mount Erebus. What they learned may help us understand volcanos on other worlds.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-17 • 50 minutes
Chief Scientist Ellen Stofan Leaves NASA
For well over three years, planetary scientist Ellen Stofan has worked directly with NASA Administrator Charles Bolden to help coordinate and expand the myriad science efforts by the agency. We talk with her as she ends this remarkable tenure.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-10 • 73 minutes
Ben Miller Says The Aliens are Coming!
We are joined by British physicist turned comedian and actor Ben Miller, author of The Aliens are Coming! The Extraordinary Science Behind our Search for Life in the Universe.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-05 • 79 minutes
Space Policy Edition #8 - A Transition "Trumpdate", 2016 in Review, and Answering Your Questions
After an opening update on the presidential transition, Casey, Jason and Mat share their nominees for the biggest space exploration events of 2016. Then they take on fascinating questions submitted by listeners. You’ll also hear the surprising early announcement of NASA’s next Discovery missions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2017-Jan-03 • 58 minutes
A Little Rocket Company Shoots for the Moon
CEO Randa Milliron introduces us to Interorbital Systems, which wants to put your payload in orbit for as little as $8,000. Can they do it?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Dec-27 • 39 minutes
Marvelous Martian MAVEN
MAVEN, the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution orbiter, has gone a long way toward solving the mystery of the Red Planet’s missing water and air. The University of Colorado’s Nick Schneider says it is also revealing gorgeous clouds, auroras and glowing skies.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Dec-20 • 45 minutes
Art That Captures the Beauty and Science of Space
Marilynn Flynn, Simon Kregar and Rick Sternbach are masters of space art. They talk about how their work furthers science and captures the imagination.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Dec-13 • 49 minutes
A Giant Telescope and Remembering John Glenn
Space historian John Logsdon remembers American hero John Glenn. Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye was a big fan of the Friendship 7 astronaut—less so the new Star Wars movie. Then we get an update on the Giant Magellan Telescope from Patrick McCarthy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Dec-06 • 40 minutes
Running Before the Sun: Astronomer Jay Pasachoff
No one is more excited about eclipses than famed solar astronomer and author Jay Pasachoff. He looks forward to the total solar eclipse in August of 2017.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Dec-02 • 62 minutes
Space Policy Edition #7 - The Trump Administration: What Can We Expect for Space?
The SPE team reviews the outlook for human spaceflight, planetary science, Earth observation and much more under the upcoming Trump administration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-29 • 32 minutes
Leading the Search: Bill Diamond of the SETI Institute
The SETI Institute is about much more than the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. President and CEO Bill Diamond of the Institute explains.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-22 • 46 minutes
To Mars! With National Geographic
The National Geographic Channel’s “Mars” miniseries has begun. Mat Kaplan attended a kickoff for the ambitious docudrama last summer. You’ll hear from series technical advisor Bobby Braun, author of “The Martian” Andy Weir, Cosmos creator Ann Druyan and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-15 • 36 minutes
Pluto and Titan and Iran, Oh My!
Back to the annual meeting of the AAS Division for Planetary Sciences this week, where Mat Kaplan visited with experts on worlds of ice including Titan and Pluto, with a side trip to the dunes of Iran.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-08 • 46 minutes
Inside Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo
Host Mat Kaplan traveled to California’s Mojave Desert for a tour of Virgin Galactic’s The Spaceship Company, where the second SpaceShipTwo was built and is undergoing flight tests. TSC Executive VP Enrico Palermo was his guide.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-04 • 62 minutes
Space Policy Edition #6: Election 2016! Where Do Clinton and Trump Stand on Space?
Just in time for election day in the USA, we take stock of the major candidates' space policies (as far as they go), comparing statements and policy op-eds put out by both campaigns. We also look at the broader implications and challenges of the coming Presidential transition for NASA.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Nov-01 • 30 minutes
Matt Taylor Rocks Rosetta
Mat Kaplan talks with Matt Taylor, the Rosetta Project Scientist, just two weeks after the spacecraft touched down on 67/P.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Oct-25 • 38 minutes
Alan Stern and a Triumph at Pluto
Alan Stern of the New Horizons mission to Pluto and beyond was in Pasadena for the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences. He joined Mat Kaplan for a very special conversation down the street at Planetary Society HQ.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Oct-18 • 59 minutes
Charley Kohlhase and the Greatest Voyage
How did the Voyager spacecraft manage to weave their magnificent way through the outer planets of our solar system? Mission Design Manager Charley Kohlhase led the team that crunched the numbers to select the best possible trajectory from 10,000 candidates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Oct-11 • 46 minutes
Trekkin’ Across the Universe With Andrew Fazekas
The Night Sky Guy, Andrew Fazekas, talks about his beautiful new, Star Trek-inspired guide to the real wonders of astronomy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Oct-07 • 63 minutes
Space Policy Edition #5: The U.S. Senate takes on the politics of Mars
We take a deep dive into new space legislation working its way through the US Senate. It embraces Mars and NASA's big rocket. But Elon Musk and SpaceX just announced an ambitious new plan to colonize Mars. Does this upset the political establishment? Or will they find a cold reception in the halls of Congress? Also, where does science fit into the politics of space?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener fo...
2016-Oct-04 • 31 minutes
Farewell Rosetta!
The European Space Agency’s magnificent Rosetta mission ended last week as the spacecraft gently touched down on the comet it has revealed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Sep-27 • 33 minutes
Rocket Road Trip!
Planetary Society Digital Editor Jason Davis returns with the story of the ten-day trek across the South he just completed with two Society colleagues.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Sep-20 • 29 minutes
Cassini at Saturn: The Final Year
The great Cassini spacecraft has a year to go before it plunges into the ringed planet. Project Scientist Linda Spilker returns with more amazing mission science.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Sep-13 • 29 minutes
OSIRIS-REx: The Voyage to Bennu Begins, With Dante Lauretta
In two years a Near Earth Asteroid now known as Bennu will have a visitor from Earth. OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta reports on his mission’s successful launch.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Sep-06 • 29 minutes
Spinoffs! Sharing NASA Technology
In its nearly five decades, NASA has created or improved thousands of technologies, processes and innovations. Dan Lockney is in charge of making sure these solutions are found and utilized by industries and others in need.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Sep-02 • 64 minutes
Space Policy Edition #4: Near Earth Asteroids—Why we go, how we find them, and maybe mine them
In honor of OSIRIS-REx—NASA’s newest asteroid mission—we explore the policy and history of near-Earth Objects: why NASA explores them, how the government plans to find and defending the planet, and the how policy can keep up with ambitious plans to mine asteroids.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Aug-30 • 36 minutes
The Pale Red Dot: A Planet Called Proxima b
The announcement was made just days ago. Co-discoverer Michael Endl tells us about the discovery of a roughly Earth-mass planet orbiting in the habitable zone of the closest star to our own.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Aug-23 • 47 minutes
Could the Soviet Union Have Won the Space Race?
Space historian and policy expert John Logsdon joins Mat Kaplan for a fascinating conversation about how the US could have lost the race to the moon.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Aug-16 • 39 minutes
Sailing the Canyons of Titan
Steep canyons on Saturn's moon Titan are filled with liquid methane. That's the discovery just announced by an international team of Cassini scientists, including Alex Hayes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Aug-09 • 29 minutes
Subcontractors: Making Space Happen
You may never hear their names, but there are thousands of small to medium-sized companies without which space exploration and development wouldn’t happen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Aug-05 • 63 minutes
Space Policy Edition #3: Plutonium-238, Europa via SLS, Cost of the Next Mars Rover Rises
In our third episode, we debate the risks and rewards of tying the future of a Europa mission to the fate of NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket. Also, NASA just announced that the next Mars rover will cost $2.4 billion—$900 million more than initially thought. But the mission is not considered over budget. Why not? Lastly, the U.S. just generated 50 grams of Plutonium-238, the largest amount in nearly thirty years. We celebrate the successful effort to create this critically important, though highly ...
2016-Aug-02 • 86 minutes
Interstellar Dreams Turn Real
Philip Lubin and his former student Travis Brashears have had quite a year. Their bold plan to send tiny probes to nearby stars is now supported by NASA and the Breakthrough Starshot $100 million dollar initiative. Hear their amazing story.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jul-26 • 37 minutes
Anatomy of a Rover—Getting Down to Mars
It takes a lot of terrific components to create a successful spacecraft like Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory. We’ll visit JPL to learn about the Terminal Descent Sensor radar that will once again help land a rover on the Red Planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jul-19 • 29 minutes
The Eagle Has Landed: Remembering Neil Armstrong
We celebrate the 47th anniversary of the first moon landing with the reprise of a conversation with author and NBC space reporter Jay Barbree about his trusted friend Neil Armstrong.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jul-12 • 48 minutes
Juno Reaches Jupiter!
Return with us to the evening of July 4, 2016 and the exciting arrival at Jupiter of the Juno orbiter. You’ll hear the moment of successful orbital insertion. Several of the mission’s key contributors reveal how Juno accomplished this feat, along with what they hope the spacecraft will tell us about the giant planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jul-05 • 38 minutes
Fighting for Space: Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver
She has spent most of her life working toward a bright future for humanity in space, and Lori Garver has lost none of her passion. She visited the Planetary Society for a wide-ranging conversation with Mat Kaplan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jul-01 • 69 minutes
Space Policy Edition #2: Why Juno? Why Jupiter? Why Now?
This month Jason Callahan, Casey Dreier and Mat Kaplan ask whether the Moon vs. Mars human destination debate makes sense, highlight a new report on the science potential of CubeSats by the National Academies, and explain how a thrilling planetary science mission like Juno gets a thumbs up from NASA.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-28 • 20 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Shining a Million Watt Flashlight on an Asteroid
PlanRad’s celebration of Asteroid Day (June 30th) continues as we call UCLA grad student Adam Greenberg at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-28 • 40 minutes
Countdown to Jupiter
Juno will enter Jupiter orbit on July 4th. Mat Kaplan talks with the mission’s Principal Investigator, Scott Bolton at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bill Nye helps prepare us for this exciting encounter and the science that will follow.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-21 • 34 minutes
OSIRIS REx: Ready for a Voyage to Bennu
OSIRIS-REx will launch toward Near Earth Asteroid Bennu soon. In an early celebration of Asteroid Day, mission leader Dante Lauretta tells us how learning about asteroids may teach us about our own origins, and help us avoid a cataclysmic impact.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-14 • 32 minutes
JunoCam, The People’s Jupiter Camera
The Juno spacecraft will enter orbit at Jupiter on July 4th. It carries a camera that will send back spectacular images from just above the swirling clouds of that mighty planet. Planetary scientist Candy Hansen will tell us how we can help decide what it will view.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-07 • 33 minutes
Chris McKay, Larry Niven and Andy Weir at the Contact Conference
Space art and science fiction joined science fact at the 2016 Contact Conference in Sunnyvale, California. We talk with three well-known visionaries.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jun-03 • 69 minutes
Space Policy Edition #1: How We Got Here: Human Spaceflight at the End of the Obama Era
In the premiere of this new monthly series we briefly examine the latest move by the House of Representatives in the game of NASA's budget and then discuss what Lockheed Martin's new "Mars Base Camp" proposal takes from The Society's Humans Orbiting Mars workshop. Our featured discussion takes a deep dive into the story of President Obama's impact on human spaceflight--how NASA ended up with a mixed program of commercial systems and big government programs.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone....
2016-May-31 • 57 minutes
Getting Humans to Mars
Three NASA leaders talk with host Mat Kaplan about the progress we're making toward leaving footprints on the Red Planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-May-24 • 30 minutes
A Big Test for LightSail 2
The Planetary Society’s solar sail spacecraft was in the middle of a critical test as we spoke with the Society’s Bruce Betts and Jason Davis.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-May-17 • 29 minutes
NASA’s Science Leader John Grunsfeld
John Grunsfeld closes our coverage of the Space Foundation’s 32nd annual Space Symposium in Colorado Springs. We also meet the leaders of the New Generation Space Leaders Program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-May-10 • 29 minutes
Dream Chaser: The Return of the Spaceplane
We’re back at Space Symposium for a conversation with SNC’s Mark Sirangelo, leader of that company’s effort to build the Dream Chaser. We’ll also hear a few moments of Bill Nye’s session at the annual gathering as he hosted Bernard Foing and Amy Mainzer.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-May-03 • 31 minutes
At Space Symposium With the Leader of the European Space Agency
The annual Space Symposium in Colorado is a must-attend event for space leaders from around the world. Our coverage begins with United Arab Emirates Space Agency Director General Mohammed Nasser Al Ahbabi, and then moves to ESA Director General Jan Woerner and Chief Scientist Bernard Foing.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Apr-26 • 72 minutes
A Death Valley Conversation About Life, The Universe and Everything With Tyler Nordgren and Jill Tarter
Beautiful Death Valley National Park was the setting for a fascinating conversation with famed SETI researcher Jill Tarter and celebrated astronomer, artist and photographer Tyler Nordgren.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Apr-19 • 41 minutes
Exploring Europa and Mining Asteroids at Yuri’s Night
Our special coverage from the Los Angeles Yuri’s Night party continues with Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources along with Bob Pappalardo and Boback “Mohawk Guy” Ferdowsi who are preparing an orbiter for Jupiter’s ocean world Europa.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Apr-12 • 29 minutes
Celebrating Yuri’s Night 2016 with Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti
Happy Yuri’s Night! We’re partying under Space Shuttle Endeavour in the first of two shows featuring interviews from the worldwide celebration of space. Star Trek’s Robert Picardo will talk about his new video newsletter, the Planetary Post, and we’ll visit with Samantha Cristoforetti, who returned last June from 200 days aboard the International Space Station.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for pri...
2016-Apr-05 • 40 minutes
Michel Mayor, Discoverer of the First Extrasolar World
Michel Mayor and his team rocked the astronomy world with their 1995 announcement, but this modest man says it was a discovery whose time had come.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Mar-29 • 38 minutes
Ashwin Vasavada, Leader of Scientists Roving Mars
The new Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist is not new to the mission. Ashwin Vasavada has worked on the Curiosity rover since 2004.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Mar-22 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live: All These Worlds…
Our live conversation about “Planet 9” and the amazing diversity of our solar system, featuring Konstantin Batygin and Mike Brown of Caltech, Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Mar-15 • 36 minutes
Neil Gehrels and WFIRST—A Space Telescope for the 2020s
NASA has given the go-ahead for creation of the Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope. It might help reveal the nature of dark energy and point the way to life among the stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Mar-08 • 35 minutes
HERA Heroine Julielynn Wong and Printing Medical Tools in Deep Space
Julielynn Wong came directly from her 30-day long HERA IX deep space simulation to our microphone. We talk with her about the experience, and her progress toward 3D medical device printing solutions for astronauts and Earthbound humans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Mar-01 • 68 minutes
Interstellar Dreams: Kim Stanley Robinson’s “Aurora”
Famed science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson is back with Aurora, a cautionary tale about just how difficult interstellar travel may be.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-23 • 64 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Our Space Policy Experts Analyze NASA's Proposed 2017 Budget
Casey Dreier, the Planetary Society's Director of Space Policy, and Jason Callahan, the Society's Space Policy Advisor, talk with Mat Kaplan about the just-released "President's Budget Request" for the fiscal year starting in October of 2016.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-23 • 32 minutes
Exploring Saturn With Cassini
Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker returns with the latest discoveries at the beautiful ringed planet, its moons and its rings.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-16 • 39 minutes
Zero-G With OK Go!
OK Go has gone where no band has gone before to make a music video. Mat talks with Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind about the hazards, thrill and promise of making art in free fall.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-09 • 21 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: LightSail Update
The Planetary Society's Bruce Betts and Jason Davis join host Mat Kaplan for a status report on LightSail 2, the Society's next solar sail, now being prepared for launch as soon as late this year.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-09 • 49 minutes
Planet 9 From Outer Space!
Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin fully expect a new and undemotable ninth planet will be found in the outer reaches of the solar system. The Caltech researchers talk about their findings and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Feb-02 • 51 minutes
NASA’s New Planetary Defense Office
Lindley Johnson has just been named NASA's first Planetary Defense Officer. He's joined on this week's PlanRad by astronomer Kelly Fast, the new manager of the Near Earth Object Observation Program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-26 • 42 minutes
Civilizations Among the Clustered Stars?
New research indicates that globular clusters—collections of up to a million stars—could provide stable environments for life, along with opportunities for interstellar civilizations. Lead author Rosanne Di Stefano joins us to explain.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-19 • 31 minutes
Marc Rayman’s Dawn Mission Update
The Dawn Mission Chief Engineer Marc Rayman returns for another report on the ion-engine powered mission, now orbiting 240 miles above dwarf planet Ceres in the Asteroid Belt.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-12 • 38 minutes
Master of the Moon Rocks: NASA Astromaterials Curator Francis McCubbin
Francis McCubbin is the new Astromaterials Curator at NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the priceless collection includes the Apollo moonrocks. Join host Mat Kaplan's visit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-05 • 62 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Planetary Society Experts 2015 Review
Bruce Betts, Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Emily Lakdawalla gather with Mat Kaplan for a fascinating and informative Planetary Radio Extra year-in-review roundtable discussion.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-05 • 37 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Ad Astra Rocket Company Audio Tour
Ad Astra's Mark Carter took Planetary Radio Host Mat Kaplan on a great tour of the company's facility in mid-November of 2015. Space and science geeks are going to love this mostly unedited audio recording. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2016-Jan-05 • 35 minutes
Ad Astra Builds “The Martian’s” Rocket Engine
Mat Kaplan visits the Ad Astra Rocket Company in Texas where they are perfecting the VASIMIR electric rocket engine. Emily Lakdawalla has created a comprehensive timeline tracing missions throughout the solar system. Bill Nye salutes Planetary Society colleagues who gathered to record a Planetary Radio Extra year in review conversation. The new year’s sky is chock full of planets according to Bruce Betts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy in...
2015-Dec-29 • 29 minutes
2015: A Great Year for Space Exploration
Our year-end review features the “best of 2015” lists from Jason Davis, Casey Dreier, Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Science Guy. What’s Up offers planets, a comet, and a nice prize package for the space trivia contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Dec-22 • 39 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Casey Dreier on the 2016 NASA Budget
Mat Kaplan sits down with our Director of Advocacy, Casey Dreier, for a discussion of NASA's 2016 budget.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Dec-22 • 34 minutes
Congressman John Culberson on a Good Day for Space
The newly-approved federal budget includes great news for fans of space exploration and development. Texas Congressman John Culberson led the fight for a Europa mission, the SLS rocket, commercial crew and more. He tells us why on this week’s show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Dec-15 • 29 minutes
Field Test: Planetary Deep Drill
Drilling through many meters of ice to Europa’s ocean or to the pristine sub-surface layers of Mars will be hard. The Planetary Deep Drill prototype has shown that it may be a practical approach. Join Mat Kaplan and Planetary Society colleagues at the field test site deep in California’s desert.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Dec-08 • 35 minutes
A Journey to Space
Journey to Space is both a new and spectacular IMAX movie and an exciting, hands-on exhibition at the California Science Center. We learn about both this week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Dec-01 • 29 minutes
A Tiny Explorer Called Twinkle
A small but talented UK team is building Twinkle, a small spacecraft with a big mission—exploring the atmospheres of planets orbiting other stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Nov-24 • 31 minutes
Movers and Shakers at SpaceCom Expo
We join 1,600 space entrepreneurs and visionaries in Houston, and talk with Boeing, XCOR, Johnson Space Center Director Ellen Ochoa and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Nov-17 • 29 minutes
Solar System Revelations, and the World’s Biggest Telescope Threatened?
Emily Lakdawalla returns from the annual Division for Planetary Sciences meeting with big news from around the solar system. Then we talk with science journalist Traci Watson about the departure of the great Arecibo radio telescope’s Director and the funding challenge that could shut down the observatory.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Nov-10 • 29 minutes
From Mars to the Stars With Lou Friedman
The founding Executive Director of the Planetary Society has just written “Human Spaceflight: From Mars to the Stars,” an optimistic view of humanity’s future in the solar system and beyond. Bill Nye shares his admiration for his predecessor, Lou Friedman. Emily Lakdawalla is ready for the 2015 Division of Planetary Science conference. The What’s Up space trivia contest once again offers your chance to win Bill Nye’s personalized greeting on your voicemail.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information...
2015-Nov-03 • 32 minutes
A 35th Anniversary Party With Neil Tyson!
It was a grand night at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. CEO Bill Nye led the Planetary Society’s 35th anniversary party with guests including Neil deGrasse Tyson and Deputy NASA Administrator Dava Newman. We present a very brief sampling of the celebration.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Oct-27 • 68 minutes
A Conversation with Andy Weir of “The Martian”
“The Martian” has won universal acclaim from scientists, astronauts, NASA, science fiction fans, and people who thought they weren’t science fiction fans. Mat Kaplan talks with the author about his harrowing, uplifting, amazingly detailed and realistic tale.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Oct-20 • 39 minutes
Pluto Amazes!
Hal Weaver is a very happy Project Scientist. His New Horizons spacecraft has shocked his fellow researchers with magnificent images and data. He shares the excitement this week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Oct-13 • 29 minutes
Big Rockets and Little LightSails
Digital editor Jason Davis is a lucky guy. He follows and reports on human spaceflight progress, as well as the progress of the LightSail solar sail, which is about a year from its next flight.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Oct-06 • 29 minutes
Imaging Hot Young Jupiters
Franck Marchis is on the team that has delivered an actual image of a young, hot world about 100 light years from Earth. We talk with him on the 20th anniversary of the first exoplanet discovery.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Sep-29 • 38 minutes
Humans Orbiting Mars!
Scott Hubbard and John Logsdon led the Humans Orbiting Mars Workshop last spring. They return with Casey Dreier as the report on that workshop is released to the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Sep-22 • 29 minutes
Zibi Turtle and a Mission to the Ice Giants
They are the most neglected planets in our solar system, but that status may be changing. Planetary scientist Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle celebrates NASA’s announcement that it will study a mission to Uranus or Neptune.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Sep-15 • 29 minutes
OSIRIS-REx Readies for Asteroid Bennu
Dante Lauretta heads the most ambitious mission to an asteroid ever mounted. With one year left till launch, he returns to Planetary Radio with an update.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Sep-08 • 32 minutes
Flying High on SOFIA
Planetary Radio returns to SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, but this time we fly in the giant 747 turned telescope platform. It was a night to remember.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Sep-01 • 29 minutes
Zooming In On Mars With Mastcam-Z
Planetary Radio talks with Jim Bell and Justin Maki, leaders of the development team for the most advanced camera ever planned for the surface of Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Aug-25 • 34 minutes
The Right Site: Choosing A Landing Spot on Mars
The 2020 Mars Rover may be years away, but determining where it will land is already a hot topic among scientists and engineers. Many of the former gathered in early August for a site selection workshop. We talk with Co-Chair and Mars veteran Matt Golombek, JPL astrobiologist Lindsay Hays, and Ken Edgett of Malin Space Science Systems.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Aug-18 • 36 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: Checking in on NASA's Budget with the Planetary Society's Director of Advocacy Casey Dreier
Mat Kaplan sits down with our Director of Advocacy, Casey Dreier, for a deep dive into current space policy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Aug-18 • 32 minutes
Living Under the Sea With NASA Aquanaut David Coan
Mat Kaplan talked with engineer and NEEMO Expedition 20 team member David Coan while he was hard at work with astronauts and other engineers living in the Aquarius undersea habitat. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Aug-11 • 39 minutes
A New Era For SETI Research: More on the Breakthrough Initiatives
We follow last week’s conversation with Ann Druyan about the $100 million funding of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by visiting with two of the scientists who will do the work: Dan Werthimer of UC Berkeley and Karen O’Neil of the Green Bank Telescope.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Aug-04 • 30 minutes
Ann Druyan and the Breakthrough SETI Initiatives
The Breakthrough Initiatives will pump $100 million into the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence in the next 10 years, vastly expanding humanity’s quest to learn if it has company in the universe. Among the leaders of this brave new project is Cosmos creator Ann Druyan. Join us for a special, extended conversation with Ann.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jul-28 • 43 minutes
The Royal Observatory, Greenwich and the Quest for Longitude
Come with us on a visit to the home of the prime meridian for a conversation with the curator of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich about the race to create a practical means for determining longitude.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jul-21 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at the New Horizons Pluto Encounter
Join our live audience for highlights of an amazing evening, featuring Jim Bell, Bruce Betts, Mike Brown, Emily Lakdawalla, Linda Spilker, and Bill Nye the Science Guy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jul-14 • 29 minutes
A Small, Distant World: Kepler 138b
SETI Institute scientist Jason Rowe returns to tell us about the smallest exoplanet so far that has had its size and mass determined. Jason also talks with Mat about our ever-expanding knowledge of these worlds that circle faraway stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jul-07 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla’s Pluto Preview
Two visits with the Planetary Society Senior Editor this week, as Emily first provides an update on the Rosetta comet mission and then returns with an extended look ahead at the New Horizons Pluto encounter next week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jun-30 • 29 minutes
Saving the Planet: Voices From the Planetary Defense Conference
We’ve already brought you Planetary Radio Live from the 2015 PDC near Rome, Italy. Now you’ll hear a small sampling of the scientists, engineers, policymakers and media experts who spent five days considering how humanity will respond to a potentially disastrous threat. Bruce Betts celebrates the great Jupiter-Venus conjunction in What’s Up. Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla return next week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omn...
2015-Jun-23 • 29 minutes
Exploring the Seas of Earth and Other Worlds
We return to the beautiful Aquarium of the Pacific in southern California for a fascinating conversation about ocean science. What we learn down here is furthering our research around the solar system. William Patzert, Jerry Schubel and Steven Vance join Mat Kaplan on stage. Emily Lakdawalla tells us what Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, has been doing lately. Bruce Betts is keeping his eye on converging Jupiter and Venus.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnys...
2015-Jun-16 • 29 minutes
LightSail Triumphant! A Mission Press Conference
After a roller coaster ride that included a maddening eight-day silence, the LightSail test mission finally achieved all of its major goals. Leaders of the mission team gathered on June 10th to take questions from the media, and share their thoughts and emotions with the general public. Today’s show presents highlights of that briefing. Emily Lakdawalla is seeing things on Pluto, and she’s not alone. Bruce Betts takes Mat Kaplan on a walk in space during this week’s What’s Up segment.Learn more about your a...
2015-Jun-09 • 29 minutes
Cassini Update AND LightSail Spreads its Wings!
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the magnificent mission at Saturn. You’ll also hear Bill Nye and the moment when LightSail began to deploy its solar sail.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jun-02 • 29 minutes
Chris Carberry and Getting Humans to Mars
Explore Mars revealed the 2015 Humans to Mars Report at a recent conference in Washington. CEO Chris Carberry gives us a quick tour of this inspiring assessment of what it will take to get more than robots to the Red Planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-May-26 • 29 minutes
The Launch of LightSail
This special edition takes you behind the scenes on May 20, 2015 as LightSail is lifted into orbit. You’ll hear the thrilling launch, meet key team members as they prepare for the big moment, and hear a special status report from Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-May-19 • 34 minutes
Spiraling Closer to Ceres With the Dawn Mission’s Marc Rayman
It’s the biggest dwarf planet between here and Pluto, and it has a new permanent resident. The Dawn spacecraft is orbiting Ceres in the asteroid belt, revealing it as never before. What are those bright spots anyway? We spend time with Dawn’s Chief Engineer and Director, Marc Rayman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-May-12 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern and the Rise of Pluto
Humankind’s arrival at Pluto is barely two months away. The science and images have already started to flow from New Horizons, according to the mission’s Principal Investigator, Alan Stern. Alan returns to Planetary Radio this week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-May-05 • 29 minutes
Sean Solomon on the Climactic End of the MESSENGER Mission to Mercury
We open with the countdown to destruction—the MESSENGER spacecraft’s impact on Mercury ended its spectacularly successful mission. Principal Investigator Sean Solomon joins us immediately after this big finish.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Apr-28 • 29 minutes
Countdown to LightSail: An Update
The road to space has been a rocky one for most spacecraft, and LightSail is no different. Challenges remain even with the May 20th launch of a test mission approaching. Embedded LightSail reporter Jason Davis checks in with the latest news.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Apr-21 • 29 minutes
Saving the Planet at the Planetary Defense Conference
Planetary Radio Live was the only public event at the just-completed Planetary Defense Conference in Italy. Join us for excerpts from an all-star celebration of worldwide efforts to find, track, characterize and eventually deflect killer Near-Earth Objects.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Apr-14 • 40 minutes
Rob Manning and Landing on Mars
Landing on Mars is hard, and the bigger you are, the harder it gets. Rob Manning returns to tell us about one of NASA’s best hopes for getting much bigger spacecraft down there—spacecraft that may one day carry humans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Apr-07 • 37 minutes
Humans Orbiting Mars: Report on the Workshop
A human mission to orbit Mars might be possible by 2033, and it might be accomplished at reasonable cost and with existing or nearly-ready technology. Three leaders of a recent Washington DC conference on this topic provide a report.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Mar-31 • 29 minutes
Robert Bigelow and His Expandable Space Habs
Bigelow Aerospace’s BEAM expandable/inflatable space module will be attached to the International Space Station later this year. Mat travels to the company’s headquarters for a conversation with founder and CEO Robert Bigelow.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Mar-24 • 29 minutes
Big News From Little Worlds
Senior Editor Emily Lakdawalla has returned from the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas with the latest revelations about our solar system. She shares them in an extended report. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Mar-17 • 35 minutes
Leaving Behind a Life on Mars—Former Curiosity Project Scientist John Grotzinger
The Mars Science Laboratory rover has accomplished its primary goals on the Red Planet, and John Grotzinger has left his central role to become Chair of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences at the California Institute of Technology. He shares his thoughts about the ongoing mission and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Mar-10 • 29 minutes
Virgin Galactic CEO George Whitesides on LauncherOne and the Return of SpaceShipTwo
6,000 job-seekers came to the new Long Beach, California home of Virgin Galactic’s LauncherOne rocket on a recent morning. We sit down with CEO George Whitesides for a conversation about this new effort and the return of SpaceShipTwo.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Mar-03 • 46 minutes
Jim Bell Welcomes “The Interstellar Age”
Planetary scientist and author Jim Bell has just written “The Interstellar Age—Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission.” He talks with Mat Kaplan about the magnificent grand tour of the outer solar system that is now headed toward the stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Feb-24 • 29 minutes
Jonathan Goff Says Let’s Redirect an Asteroid
ARM is the Asteroid Redirect Mission, and sometimes it seems that it doesn’t have a friend in the world. But it does, and Jonathan Goff of Altius Space Machines is one.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Feb-17 • 29 minutes
Found! Beagle 2 on Mars
The Beagle 2 Mars lander disappeared after it separated from the Mars Express orbiter on Christmas Day, 2003. Eleven years later, it has been found, partially-deployed on the Martian surface. Longtime Beagle 2 mission leader Mark Sims tells the story.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Feb-10 • 29 minutes
Year of the Icy Worlds
We’ll visit the Jet Propulsion Lab on its Icy Worlds Day to learn more about spacecraft exploring Ceres, Enceladus and Europa from leaders of these missions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Feb-10 • 40 minutes
Planetary Radio Extra: A Deep Dive into the New NASA Budget—A New Mission to Europa, But the End of Opportunity?
The just-released budget for the US space agency has much that fans of planetary science can be grateful for, though the news is not all pos.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Feb-03 • 29 minutes
Tales From a 4 Billion Year Old Piece of Mars...On Earth
Robina Shaheen and Mark Thiemens tell us how an ancient Mars meteorite has revealed much about the red planet. Mat holds a tiny fragment of the rock in their UC San Diego lab.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jan-27 • 29 minutes
LightSail Prepares to Take Flight
The Planetary Society has just announced that LightSail will be launched into orbit on its first test flight in May. We’ll talk with Project Manager Doug Stetson and embedded LightSail reporter Jason Davis about what to expect.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jan-20 • 29 minutes
A Recipe for a Small Planet
Astronomer and planetary scientist Courtney Dressing is the lead author of research that may have found the formula for the mass and composition of Earth-like planets. She reveals the ingredients and why she spent time at JPL while in high school.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jan-13 • 36 minutes
Dr. J and the World’s Biggest Telescope
Joe Liske, host of Hubblecast, is also the top scientist on the European Southern Observatory’s European Extremely Large Telescope (E-ELT), now under construction on a Chilean mountaintop. “Dr. J” tells us what this largest ever telescope will help us discover.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2015-Jan-06 • 29 minutes
The Exciting Year Ahead on the Final Frontier
The Planetary Society’s experts look forward to a great year of firsts in the solar system and beyond.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Dec-30 • 29 minutes
2014: The Year in Space
Our annual review of the greatest events and accomplishments over the last year features analysis and commentary by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla, Jason Davis, Casey Dreier and Bruce Betts, along with a special new year’s gift of Neil deGrasse Tyson.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Dec-23 • 29 minutes
Where Did The Air Go? Bruce Jakosky on the MAVEN Mars Mission
Not just the air. Where is the water that was plentiful on the red planet billions of years ago? MAVEN may help answer these questions. Principal Investigator Bruce Jakosky reports on the early, exciting science data.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Dec-16 • 30 minutes
Sara Seager and the Search for Earth’s Twin
MIT planetary scientist and astrophysicist Sara Seager is on a quest. She wants to find a warm, wet exoplanet with signs of life. It could be Earth 2.0.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Dec-09 • 29 minutes
Orion Launches Into History
NASA’s Orion spacecraft has taken its first step toward Mars and an asteroid mission. The Planetary Society’s Jason Davis was at the Kennedy Space Center for the December 5 mission.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Dec-02 • 29 minutes
Kip Thorne and the Science of Interstellar
Spoiler alert. Famed physicist Kip Thorne says you might be able to survive a plunge into a black hole after all! That’s just one molecule of the fascinating science behind the science fiction film he helped create. We’ll talk about the movie and Kip’s new book, “The Science of Interstellar.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Nov-25 • 29 minutes
2014: The Year We Landed on a Comet
Not just landed. Orbited, too. European Space Agency Senior Science Advisor Mark McCaughrean helps us celebrate the Rosetta orbiter and the Philae lander.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Nov-18 • 29 minutes
Cassini Mission Update From Project Scientist Linda Spilker
Cassini is safe! Project scientist Linda Spilker returns with a regular update on Saturn, its moons and rings not long after learning that the mission is funded through its 2017 plunge into the planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Nov-11 • 29 minutes
Digging Deep With Kris Zacny and the Planetary Deep Drill
If there’s life on Mars, it’s probably deep beneath the surface. That’s just one reason we need a tool like Planetary Deep Drill on the red planet and other mysterious worlds around our solar system. Honeybee Robotics’ Kris Zacny introduces us to the innovative prototype.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Nov-04 • 29 minutes
The SpaceShipTwo and Antares Disasters: Special Coverage With John Logsdon
It was a terrible, tragic week for commercial space development. Historian and space policy analyst John Logsdon helps up understand the greater meaning of the SpaceShipTwo and Antares disasters on this special edition of Planetary Radio, with additional thoughts from Bill Nye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Oct-28 • 29 minutes
A MESSENGER From Mercury—Principal Investigator Sean Solomon Returns
MESSENGER has been orbiting the innermost planet for more than three-and-half-years. Principal Investigator Sean Solomon returns with a status report as the mission enters its final phase.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Oct-21 • 29 minutes
Ancient Water Was Here Before the Sun
Ilse Cleeves is lead author of a paper that concludes up to half of our solar system’s water is older than the solar system itself. The implications for life across the galaxy are profound.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Oct-14 • 29 minutes
Yale’s Debra Fischer and the Ever More Precise Search for New Worlds
It’s terribly hard to find exoplanets that look like our homeworld. The search requires development of astoundingly powerful and precise instruments. That’s the job Debra Fischer and her team have taken on.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Oct-07 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live! We See Thee Rise: The Canadian Space Program
We welcomed 1,600 Canadian space enthusiasts to the University of Toronto for our October 1st celebration of Canada in space! Join Mat Kaplan and Bill Nye with their guests, Canadian space writer Elizabeth Howell, University of Western Ontario planetary scientist Gordon “Oz” Osinski, and Canadian Space Agency astronaut Jeremy Hansen. Bruce Betts appeared via Skype to lead a rousing Random Space Fact cheer on What’s Up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener ...
2014-Sep-30 • 29 minutes
A Conversation With Congressman Lamar Smith
The Chairman of the powerful Science, Space and Technology Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives joins us for a talk about planetary science, Europa, a human flyby of Mars and much more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Sep-23 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live: MAVEN Arrives at Mars!
The latest guest of the Red Planet arrived in orbit on the evening of September 22, 2014. Planetary Radio Live was watching with fingers crossed in Pasadena, California.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Sep-16 • 29 minutes
Dr. Bell Goes to Washington
Planetary Scientist Jim Bell of Arizona State University joined other experts in front of the US House of Representatives Space Committee on September 10th. Get his report this week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Sep-09 • 29 minutes
Miguel Alcubierre, Inventor of Warp Drive?
Inspired by Star Trek, distinguished physicist Miguel Alcubierre developed the general relativity-based model for warp drive 20 years ago. Hear why he doubts it will ever be a reality, and learn about his current research on gravitational waves.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Sep-02 • 29 minutes
Smashing Holes in Mars to Look for Life
Explore Mars wants to look for life on the Red Planet. Not past life. Life thriving under the Martian surface right now. Chris Carberry will tell us how the ExoLance project might find it.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Aug-26 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern and a Big Milestone on the Way to Pluto
New Horizons passed through the orbit of Neptune on August 25th. By cosmic coincidence, this was the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2’s flyby of that big, blue world. We catch Principal Investigator Alan Stern right after a celebration in Washington.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Aug-19 • 30 minutes
Journey to the Center of Jupiter: Creating Fantastic Pressure With the World’s Largest Lasers
Physicist Gilbert "Rip" Collins of the Lawrence Livermore National Lab will tell us about recent use of the world’s most powerful lasers to recreate conditions at the cores of giant planets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Aug-12 • 29 minutes
The Search for Extraterrestrial Polluters?
Harvard’s Henry Lin led work that determined the soon-to-be-launched James Webb Space Telescope may be able to detect an alien civilization by analyzing its atmosphere.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Aug-05 • 29 minutes
A Death-Defying Climax for Venus Express
Venus Express Project Scientist Håkan Svedhem tells us about the spacecraft’s harrowing descent into the Venusian atmosphere, what it is currently up to, and what he’d like to see next at that forbidding planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jul-29 • 40 minutes
Jay Barbree on “Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight”
In his 55 years as NBC’s space correspondent, Jay Barbree has won the respect and friendship of many astronauts. Neil Armstrong stands above them all. Now Jay has created this very personal chronicle about his friend, with help from Neil and many of the other pioneering spacefarers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jul-22 • 29 minutes
Keith Cowing and the ISEE-3 Rebooters
They have generated excitement, enthusiasm and support throughout the world. The ISEE-3 Reboot Project has succeeded in gaining control over the 36-year old spacecraft, but will they be able to move it? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jul-15 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live: The LightSail Countdown Begins!
LightSail, the Planetary Society’s innovative solar sail cubesat, will ride into space on the huge SpaceX Falcon Heavy, now in development. Bill Nye and others join us for a live celebration of this announcement.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jul-08 • 29 minutes
Discovered: Titan's Magic Island
Cornell grad student Jason Hofgartner reports on the discovery of what appears (and disappears!) to be an island on one of Titan’s frigid lakes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jul-01 • 29 minutes
Was a Natural Fuel Cell Key to the Origin of Life on Earth?
There’s so much we don’t know about the origin of life here or anywhere else in the universe. But there must have been an energy source. Researcher Laurie Barge led work that simulated the natural formation of a fuel cell that may have taken place in Earth’s primordial oceans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jun-24 • 29 minutes
Elisa Quintana on the Discovery of Earth 2.0
Kepler-186f is the very first exoplanet that is both the size of our own world and in the habitable zone surrounding its star. SETI Institute scientist Elisa Quintana is lead author of the paper announcing its existence.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jun-17 • 36 minutes
Pathways To Exploration: John Logsdon Analyzes the Human Spaceflight Report
The National Research Council released its long-awaited report June 4th. Distinguished space policy analyst John Logsdon returns to Planetary Radio with his take on this latest attempt to determine the proper role of humans in space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jun-10 • 29 minutes
Astronomers Without Borders: Spreading the Wonder Worldwide
Astronomers Without Borders Founder and President Mike Simmons and his colleagues share the passion, beauty and joy of the night sky from Argentina to Zambia.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jun-03 • 43 minutes
A Starlight Festival Cassini Mission Update
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker joins us at the first Starlight Festival in Big Bear Lake, California, and festival MC Andre Bormanis makes a bonus appearance on the show.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-May-27 • 35 minutes
At Spacefest VI With Apollo Astronaut Gene Cernan and a Host of Proud Space Geeks
Planetary Radio visited Spacefest in Pasadena to talk with planetary scientist and space artist Dan Durda, Marc Rayman of the Dawn asteroid mission, and a guy who calls himself the Space Cowboy. We also eavesdrop on Apollo 17 Commander Gene Cernan and his lifelong fan, Griffith Observatory Curator Laura Danly.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-May-20 • 57 minutes
Living and Working on Mars—A Conversation at the International Space Development Conference
Planetary Radio visits the 33rd ISDC to talk with three explorers who’ve set their sights on the Red Planet: MD and space medicine researcher Susan Jewell, Meteorite Man Geoff Notkin, and Mars Program Formulation Office Manager at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Charles Whetsel.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-May-13 • 33 minutes
Spinoff 2013: Bringing Space Technology Home
NASA has just published "Spinoff 2013," the latest of its annual reports on outstanding innovations developed for space that are solving problems and improving lives here on Earth. Technology Transfer Program Executive Daniel Lockney is our guest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-May-13 • 24 minutes
Special Planetary Radio Advocacy Report From Casey Dreier: A Good Week in Washington
Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan learns why Director of Advocacy Casey Dreier is cautiously optimistic about the budget outlook for planetary science and exploration, so long as Planetary Society members and others keep making their voices heard in the nation's capitol.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-May-06 • 40 minutes
Neil deGrasse Tyson
The host of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey, returns to our show with a behind the scenes look at the spectacular television series.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Apr-29 • 52 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at the USA Science and Engineering Festival with Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs
Join us at the world’s biggest public science event in Washington DC, where we talk about dirty jobs in space with television’s terrific Mike Rowe.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Apr-22 • 29 minutes
A Second Earth, and OSIRIS REx is Go for Asteroid Bennu
Finally found: an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone. You’ll hear lead scientist Elisa Quintana make the announcement. Then OSIRIS REx mission Principal Investigator Dante Lauretta will tell us how the spacecraft will return a sample of material from the birth of the solar system.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Apr-15 • 32 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at Yuri’s Night—Under Space Shuttle Endeavour
Join the party as we celebrate the 53rd anniversary of humanity’s transition to spacefaring species with Yuri’s Night Executive Director Loretta Hidalgo Whitesides, Virgin Galactic CEO and Yuri’s Night co-founder George Whitesides, and astronaut Ron Garan, who heads Fragile Oasis.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Apr-08 • 43 minutes
Microbes in Orbit: Cheryl Nickerson’s Revealing Biomedical Research
You may have heard that the sometimes deadly Salmonella bacterium becomes stronger in microgravity. Cheryl Nickerson tell us about this and other results her team has conducted in low Earth orbit.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Apr-01 • 29 minutes
Rocketing Into the Aurora With Neal Brown
It’s back to Alaska, this time to the Poker Flat Research Range, where former Director Neal Brown and his staff launched sounding rockets into the heart of the Aurora Borealis. Emily Lakdawalla explores newly-discovered and very distant dwarf planets, and Bill Nye the Science guy has the latest on NASA’s planetary science budget.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Mar-25 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla At Her Favorite Conference While Alan Stern Stirs Up the Solar System
Emily shares highlights from last week’s Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and Alan Stern provides updates on the Rosetta comet mission and his New Horizons probe that is nearing Pluto, and addresses the controversy around Uwingu’s Name a Martian Crater project.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Mar-18 • 29 minutes
Alaskan Aurora Adventure!
Join Mat Kaplan and other Aurora “virgins” as they seek the Northern Lights in Fairbanks, Alaska, and meet retired rocketeer and Director of the Poker Flat Research Range, Neal BrownLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Mar-11 • 35 minutes
Exploring Black Holes and Supernovae With NuSTAR
Principal Investigator Fiona Harrison provides an X-ray tour of some of the universe's most fascinating objects, Casey Dreier has analysis of NASA's 2015 budget plans, and Bill Nye sees the inherent optimism of science in the verification of another 715 exoplanets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Mar-05 • 36 minutes
A Planetary Radio Special Feature: NASA Unveils Its Proposed FY2015 Budget
NASA unveiled its 2015 budget plans in a March 4 media briefing. Minutes later, Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan got an enlightening and engaging analysis from Planetary Society Director of Advocacy Casey Dreier. You’ll hear about the winners, the losers, and the uncertain futures of many NASA initiatives and missions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Mar-04 • 29 minutes
Verified: More Than 700 New Worlds
SETI Institute researcher and member of the Kepler team Jason Rowe helps us dig into the latest big announcement about hundreds of planets in solar systems like our own.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Feb-25 • 34 minutes
Talking with JPL's Blaine Baggett and Ed Stone About "The Stuff of Dreams"
JPL’s Blaine Baggett and former JPL director Ed Stone talk “The Stuff of Dreams,” a documentary about an era in planetary exploration that was both exhilarating and exasperating. Emily Lakdawalla explains why Curiosity has joined the fraternity of backward driving rovers on Mars, and Bill Nye considers the not-too-distant future when airliners and spaceliners will share the sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.co...
2014-Feb-18 • 29 minutes
Getting Humans to Mars Without Breaking the Bank
NASA scientist Harley Thronson tells us about a new initiative that is figuring out how we will get men and women to the red planet at a reasonable price. You can read their initial report. Emily Lakdawalla reports on Curiosity’s passage over dunes that made engineers nervous. Bill Nye reveals NASA’s plans for a lunar rover that may launch in 2018. Mat Kaplan joins Bruce Betts in a TV studio to record this week’s What’s Up segment. You can watch!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices...
2014-Feb-11 • 29 minutes
Surprising Budget News for Planetary Exploration
Good news, for a change! Congress decided to provide $127 million more for planetary science than was requested by the President. Bill Adkins of Adkins Strategies in Washington and the Society’s Director of Advocacy, Casey Dreier say a battle has been won, but the war for science continues. Emily Lakdawalla helps us understand how an eye in the Martian sky helps track Curiosity on the surface. Bill Nye addresses the mastodon in the room, and there’s a new and cool prize for the winner of the What’s Up spac...
2014-Feb-04 • 39 minutes
Back to Planetary Radio Live With the Mars Rovers
Our celebration of the Mars rovers continues from Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum, this week featuring planetary scientist and author Jim Bell, Curiosity Project Scientist John Grotzinger, JPL Mars Engineering Manager Rob Manning and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye. Emily takes us to Curiosity’s latest find on the red planet, and Bruce Betts joins Mat to gaze at the night sky and give away ISS-Above, the little device that tells you when the International Space Station is overhead.L...
2014-Jan-28 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live Celebrates the Mars Rovers
Opportunity has been rolling across Mars for 10 years! We celebrate the Mars Exploration Rovers and their sisters on the red planet at Planetary Radio Live, this week featuring MER Principal Investigator Steve Squyres. Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye join Mat in front of a capacity crowd at Southern California Public Radio’s Crawford Family Forum. Bruce Betts closes the show with a live Random Space Fact and rover trivia contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/...
2014-Jan-21 • 31 minutes
From Earth to the Edge of the Universe: A New Edition of “The Cosmos”
Astronomers Jay Pasachoff and Alex Filippenko join us for a conversation about their newest version of their monumental textbook, "The Cosmos." Emily Lakdawalla helps us say good morning to the just-awakened Rosetta spacecraft, while Bill Nye is fascinated and puzzled by what looks like a jelly doughnut on the Martian surface.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jan-13 • 31 minutes
The Gemini Planet Imager: Worlds Made Visible
Principal Investigator and physicist Bruce Macintosh joins astronomer Franck Marchis to celebrate first light from the most powerful instrument for imaging exoplanets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2014-Jan-06 • 29 minutes
A 2014 Preview From Emily Lakdawalla
24 spacecraft are either busy exploring the solar system or speeding toward an exciting destination. The Planetary Society's Senior Editor takes us on a whirlwind advance tour.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Dec-30 • 34 minutes
Amy Mainzer Is Hunting Asteroids With NEOWISE
Take a spacecraft that can no longer survey the realm of galaxies and repurpose it to discover thousands of much nearer asteroids and comets. Put it to sleep for 2.5 years, then wake it up and start discovering even more! JPL’s Amy Mainzer is Principal Investigator for NEOWISE, the mission using this amazing space telescope. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Dec-23 • 53 minutes
10 Years A Roving: A.J.S. Rayl on the Mars Exploration Rovers
What a long, wonderful trip it has been for Spirit and Opportunity, the Mars Exploration Rovers. Planetary Society reporter A.J.S. Rayl has been writing about their adventure every month for ten years. She looks back on this week’s show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Dec-16 • 29 minutes
A Big Week for Space Science at the AGU and Beyond
The annual fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union revealed lots of science, some of it astounding. Emily Lakdawalla was there with Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator Casey Dreier, whose news was not quite as good. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Dec-09 • 29 minutes
Comet ISON: Much More Than a Memory
Maybe it wasn’t “the comet of the century,” but ISON has left a scientific legacy that is beyond compare. That’s according to Karl Battams of NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign on this week’s show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Dec-02 • 30 minutes
Celebrating the Admiral of the Solar System
The life of explorer and teacher Dr. Bruce Murray was celebrated last November 10th at Caltech. This week we present a few excerpts from the tributes paid to the former JPL Director and co-founder of the Planetary Society.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Nov-25 • 30 minutes
Alyssa Rhoden and the Rise of the Europa Underground
Alyssa Rhoden studies Jupiter’s moon Europa…from a distance. She, many other scientists and millions of space exploration fans around the globe want to see a mission to this ice world that hides a vast, warm ocean. That’s why she and several colleagues have created Destination: Europa, and they want your help.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Nov-18 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live Celebrates the Launch of MAVEN
The successful launch of MAVEN was covered by Mat Kaplan, Bruce Betts and Emily Lakdawalla, with special, launch site reports from Jim Bell and Bill Nye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Nov-11 • 33 minutes
SpaceUp LA: What would you do with $13 Billion?
What would YOU do with an extra $10 Billion for space exploration and development? That’s what Mat Kaplan asked the passionate space enthusiasts at the 2013 SpaceUp LA Unconference.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Nov-04 • 32 minutes
All-Sky Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
A burst of laser light could let humanity know it is not alone in the universe. Harvard’s Paul Horowitz and Curtis Mead will give us an update on the technological wonder of Optical SETI that watches the entire sky for billionth of a second pulses from the stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Oct-28 • 32 minutes
It's Hot! Plutonium 238 is Back
Casey Dreier tells the winding tale of Plutonium 238, the radioactive isotope that is vital for exploration of the solar system. The US came dangerously close to exhausting its supply. Even with production restarted, there are major challenges facing explorers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Oct-21 • 29 minutes
Juno's Brief Home Visit on the Road to Jupiter
Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton reviews the spacecraft's Earth flyby and previews its long stay at our solar system's king of planets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Oct-14 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakawalla's DPS Report
The Planetary Society’s Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist recaps this year’s revealing meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Oct-07 • 29 minutes
The New Horizons Initiative
Carl Sagan’s longtime artistic collaborator, Jon Lomberg, designed the cover for the Voyager Interstellar Record. Now he wants to upload another message from Earth to New Horizons, the spacecraft on its way to Pluto. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Sep-30 • 29 minutes
Gregory and James Benford on the "Starship Century"
“Starship Century—Toward the Grandest Horizon” is the new collection of fact and fiction assembled by Gregory and James Benford. The brothers are among the leaders of a renaissance in research and thinking about interstellar travel. They have returned to Planetary Radio to talk about this story of human destiny among the stars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Sep-23 • 31 minutes
Can We Touch the Stars? Lou Friedman at the 100-Year Starship Symposium
Only days after Voyager 1 reached interstellar space, forward thinkers met in Houston, Texas to consider how humans can become a starfaring species. Planetary Society Emeritus Executive Director Lou Friedman reports from the meeting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Sep-16 • 29 minutes
MAVEN Mars Mission's Bruce Jakosky
The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN) orbiter leaves for the red planet in November of 2013. Bruce Jakosky of the University of Colorado Boulder is its Principal Investigator. Mat Kaplan sat down with Bruce at a recent MAVEN workshop.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Sep-09 • 29 minutes
PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: LADEE Launches for Luna
Planetary Radio returned to the Crawford Family Forum for live coverage of the LADEE launch on September 6th.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Sep-02 • 50 minutes
Remembering Bruce Murray
The passing of Planetary Society co-founder and former JPL Director Bruce Murray has been marked around the world. Planetary Radio takes its turn with this special tribute.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Aug-26 • 29 minutes
Taikonauts on the Moon? A Conversation With Leonard David
Leonard David has been writing about space exploration for more than five decades. Now he has turned his attention to China’s ambitious plans.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Aug-19 • 29 minutes
NASA's Charlie Bolden Visits Earth Missions at JPL
Two missions are coming together in a high bay clean room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. SMAP and ISS RapidScat went on display for a visit by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. Mat Kaplan and Emily Lakdawalla provide special coverage. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Aug-12 • 31 minutes
Bleeding Edge--NIAC Chooses 12 New Out There Projects
They might be happy if one in ten of the projects they fund makes it in the real world…because that project just might change the world. We talk with Jay Falker, Program Executive for the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program about 12 crazy and not so crazy ideas that have just received early seed funding. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Aug-05 • 29 minutes
The Ancient Snows of Mars
When she was learning to forecast the weather in Hawaii, Brown University grad student Kat Scanlon didn’t suspect it would help her uncover evidence for rain or, more likely, snow that helped shape the surface of Mars billions of years ago. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jul-29 • 29 minutes
Europa Report--New Science Fiction Film Embraces the Science
If you’re willing to accept the premise, the thrilling new independent feature film presents one of the most scientifically and technically accurate tales ever put on screen. We’ll talk with the director and producer, and then ask science advisor Kevin Hand for a reality check. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jul-22 • 29 minutes
JPL and England Wave at Saturn
Hundreds came out on the JPL mall on Friday, July 19th to salute the Cassini spacecraft as it captured a rare image of Earth from the outer solar system. Among them were the mission Deputy Project Scientist, Scott Edgington, and the Cassini Program Manager, Earl Maize.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jul-15 • 29 minutes
Touring Mt. Wilson with George Ellery Hale's Descendants
On this special vacation edition of the show, we climb to the Mount Wilson Observatory to join a special tour for the descendants of the facility’s fascinating founder, George Ellery Hale.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jul-08 • 29 minutes
Tim Spahr of the Minor Planet Center
There’s a place to go when you find a space rock headed our way, or headed any which way. Tim Spahr directs the Minor Planet Center, the global clearinghouse for all information about asteroids, comets and other relatively small bodies like moons.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jul-01 • 29 minutes
Water on the Moon!
Amanda Hendrix looks for and studies water in our solar system, where it has been found in surprising locales. Earth's moon, for instance. She talks about Luna’s ice and the weathering of its ancient surface.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jun-24 • 88 minutes
A Cosmic Concert: Singer/Songwriter Peter Mayer on Planetary Radio Live
Join us at the intersection of science, nature, music and wonder for a very special Planetary Radio Live with the great Peter Mayer. Bill Nye is with host Mat Kaplan on stage in this unique episode, the longest we've ever presented. You'll hear eight of Pete's beautiful songs, including one that will be on his new CD.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jun-17 • 38 minutes
Landing On Mars With JPL's Matt Golombek
Join us at JPL for a conversation with Mars landing site selection leader Matt Golombek. Matt is also now Project Scientist for the Mars Exploration Rover program, and shares the great news from Opportunity about its latest discovery. Emily Lakdawalla presents a guest blog entry that features splendid images from Mars Express, while Bill Nye traces the convoluted ways of space science funding in Washington. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan are at a legendary Pasadena eatery for this week’s What’s Up. Cosmic hot ...
2013-Jun-10 • 35 minutes
Saving Science Education With Pamela Gay AND Creating the Blackest Black
A Planetary Radio double header includes a visit with CosmoQuest’s Pamela Gay. She and colleagues are working to replace vital federal funds for science education and citizen science programs. We also go to the dark side with David Carnahan of NanoLab, developer of carbon nanotubes that may help us discover Earth-like planets. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jun-03 • 32 minutes
Tasting the Air of Distant Worlds
There will soon be one thousand confirmed exoplanets, but how do we learn more about such distant worlds? We talk to the leader of a team that has recently developed technology capable of revealing the spectra of these planets, which allows us to tease apart their composition. Emily Lakdawalla invites you to find the next “face” on Mars, while Bill Nye says another asteroid flyby is good news. Our special What’s Up space trivia contest prize will put your picture in orbit!Learn more about your ad choices. ...
2013-May-27 • 35 minutes
Live at the Space Tech Expo with Bill Nye, Xcor and Zero-G
PlanRad Live takes to the road again, this time visiting the Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, California for a conversation with enthusiastic team members at Xcor Aerospace, where they are building the Lynx spaceplane, and the Zero Gravity Corporation, whose “G-Force One” plane has allowed thousands of men and women to experience weightlessness. Bill Nye joined the fun on stage, and Bruce Betts arrived with t-shirts for the winners of the live What’s Up space trivia contest. Learn more about your ad choices...
2013-May-20 • 31 minutes
Advocating for Planetary Science/Star Trek Meets Spacefarers
The director and cast of Star Trek: Into Darkness meet up with real space travelers. Also: Planetary science funding from NASA is in trouble, so a delegation led by Bill Nye the Science Guy descended on Washington DC last week to sound the alarm. Planetary Society Advocacy chief Casey Dreier provides a report, and comments on the Society’s support for NASA’s Asteroid Retrieval Mission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omny...
2013-May-13 • 29 minutes
Sun Rings: Music of the Spheres From the Kronos Quartet
The internationally renown string quartet talk about creating and performing Terry Riley's Sun Rings, that incorporates Don Gurnett's space sounds.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-May-06 • 42 minutes
Saving Earth: Asteroid Emergency Tabletop Exercise at the 2013 PDC
The last installment of our Planetary Defense Conference coverage makes a deep impact as hundreds of attendees participate in an asteroid mitigation exercise. You’ll hear from astronauts Ed Lu and Rusty Schweikart, Near Earth Object expert Don Yeomans, Cathy Plesko of the Los Alamos National Laboratory and many more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Apr-29 • 29 minutes
Kindred Spirits: Alison Gibbings and Carolyn Shoemaker at the Planetary Defense Conference
Our special coverage of the PDC continues with two planetary scientists separated by almost 60 years in age, but with similar dedication and enthusiasm for saving the planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Apr-22 • 29 minutes
Live at the Planetary Defense Conference!
Planetary Radio host Mat Kaplan joined Bill Nye and four passionate planetary explorers on stage at the Planetary Defense Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Apr-15 • 31 minutes
Yuri's Night 2013 Under Space Shuttle Endeavour
Planetary Radio Live was on stage at the World Space Party with guests George and Loretta Whitesides and Bobak "Mohawk Guy" Ferdowsi.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Apr-08 • 29 minutes
Basics of Interplanetary Flight With Dave Doody
JPL’s Dave Doody doesn’t just fly around the solar system, he teaches others how it's done. We talk about what students learn in his non-technical class, the Basics of Interplanetary Flight.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Apr-01 • 30 minutes
Saturn Update from Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker
We pay another visit to the queen of planets with Cassini Mission Project Scientist Linda Spilker. She always brings us fascinating news from Saturn, its moons and rings. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Mar-25 • 29 minutes
More of Our ALMA Adventure in Chile's Atacama Desert
Our special coverage of the ALMA Observatory inauguration continues, with the President of Chile, the incoming ALMA Director, and much more from the Atacama Desert. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Mar-18 • 29 minutes
ALMA Adventure
The first of two shows about Mat Kaplan's journey to Chile's Atacama Desert for the inauguration of the Atacama Large Millimeter small millimter Array, the most ambitious, Earth-based astronomy project in history.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Mar-11 • 29 minutes
Drill Baby Drill! On Mars
With the first use of its drill and delivery of samples to its internal instruments, Curiosity is now a fully-functioning science station on Mars. JPL Sampling System Scientist Luther Beegle provides an update.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Mar-04 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern's Golden Spike Sets Sights on the Moon
Alan Stern is back to tell us about Golden Spike, his new company that plans to put human clients on the surface of the moon by the end of this decade. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Feb-25 • 38 minutes
One In A Million!
UC Berkeley SETI researcher Andrew Siemion and his colleagues have put an upper limit on the number of civilizations in our galaxy that are capable of giving us a call. He’ll explain their reasoning and provide other search updates.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Feb-18 • 31 minutes
Chris Lewicki of Planetary Resources: Mining Asteroids For Fun and Profit
Chris Lewicki is the passionate President of Planetary Resources. He leads the company's mission to find, capture and deliver asteroids to its space-resource hungry clients.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Feb-11 • 29 minutes
2012 DA14--Coming Soon to a Planet Near You!
The 45-meter Near Earth Asteroid flies by on February 15. NASA brought together asteroid experts to discuss it and others of its threatening kind.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Feb-04 • 29 minutes
An Imminent Asteroid Encounter
Spain’s La Sagra Observatory discovered Asteroid 2012 DA14 just a year ago. Now it’s nearing Earth once again. Jaime Nomen of La Sagra is back to prepare us for this very close flyby. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jan-28 • 29 minutes
Debra Fischer Hunts for a Second Earth at Alpha Centauri
Yale Professor of Astronomy Debra Fischer is one of our planet’s most successful discoverers of exoplanets. She has set her sights on Alpha Centauri, where she hopes to find a Earth-sized world in the habitable zone: not too hot, not too cold for life.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jan-21 • 29 minutes
The Gigantic ALMA Radio Telescope in Chile
ALMA will make sharper images than the Hubble Space Telescope, yet it’s a radio telescope! ALMA scientists Alison Peck and Al Wooten tell us about this array of 66 huge dishes in Chile’s Atacama desert.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jan-14 • 53 minutes
Visiting the AAS Meeting for a JWST Update and More
The 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society was a great place to learn about the James Webb Space Telescope from Jason Kalirai and Dean C. Hines.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2013-Jan-07 • 29 minutes
Listening Once Again to Amateur Astronomy Pioneer John Dobson
A reprise of our very popular conversation with the delightful 97-year old John Dobson, inventor of the Dobsonian telescope that brings the universe within everyone’s reach.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Dec-31 • 29 minutes
Looking Back, Looking Forward: Beginning a New Year In Space
Planetary Society experts review the challenges and triumphs of 2012 and look forward to a new and exciting year. You’ll hear Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla on new missions, Casey Dreier on “Saving our Science,” and Bruce Betts’ review of great projects, as well as a musical rendition of “Random Space Fact.”Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Dec-24 • 29 minutes
PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: Special Curiosity Report Continues
Our fascinating, live conversation with Curiosity Project Manager Richard Cook and Project Scientist John Grotzinger continues. Richard and John are joined on stage by Bill Nye the Science Guy, Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Dec-17 • 29 minutes
PLANETARY RADIO LIVE: Celebrating Rover Curiosity
The leaders of the Curiosity mission join Bill Nye, Emily Lakdawalla and host Mat Kaplan for a live conversation about the thrilling mission on Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Dec-10 • 29 minutes
First Earth-Sized Exoplanet is Next Door!
Xavier Dumusque is the young astronomer who was lead author for the announcement of the first exoplanet found in the Alpha Centauri system, just 4.3 light years from Earth. It's also the first Earth-sized world found outside our own system.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Dec-03 • 29 minutes
All Together Now! The News From Curiosity
Mars Science Laboratory Project Scientist John Grotzinger's fascinating comments at the December 3 press conference, followed by analysis from Emily Lakdawalla.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Nov-26 • 29 minutes
Approaching Pluto, and Learning About Uwingu From Alan Stern
New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern returns with a Pluto mission update. He also introduces us to Uwingu.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Nov-19 • 29 minutes
Dawn Mission Update and At Home With Marc Rayman
Dawn is on its way from Vesta to Ceres, the biggest of the asteroids. Mission Director and Chief Engineer Marc Rayman says all is well, with much more great science to come.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Nov-12 • 31 minutes
Celebrating Carl Sagan With Lou Friedman, Lynda Obst, Kip Thorne and More
November 9 was Planetary Society founder Carl Sagan's birthday, so we gathered a few of his close friends and several young scientists he inspired in front of a live audience. They also helped us celebrate Planetary Radio's 10th anniversary! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Nov-05 • 31 minutes
Curiosity Sniffs Martian Air/Shuttle Endeavour Opens to the World
Scientists have revealed the first data gathered by Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory Rover, about the Martian atmosphere, while Space Shuttle Endeavour has opened to the public.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Oct-29 • 29 minutes
A Vacuum Cleaner on Mars
It’s called PlanetVac, and it’s an amazingly simple way to collect a soil sample on Mars. Or on the moon. Or on an asteroid. We’ll learn about it from Kris Zacny of Honeybee Robotics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Oct-22 • 29 minutes
Amazing Science at the 2012 DPS Meeting
The 44th Annual Meeting of the AAS Division of Planetary Sciences hosted hundreds of researchers and revealed volumes of scientific results. Join us at the conference.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Oct-15 • 29 minutes
Amateur Astronomers Work to Save Earth!
The Planetary Society's Bruce Betts provides an overview of the Shoemaker NEO grant program, and we meet two dedicated grant recipients.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Oct-08 • 29 minutes
Exploring the XDF, The Deepest Image of Our Universe, With Garth Illingworth
UC Santa Cruz astronomer and XDF Principal Investigator Garth Illingworth takes us on a tour of this magnificent new image.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Oct-01 • 29 minutes
Curiosity Finds a Martian Stream Bed and Endeavour Flies Home
Emily Lakdawalla reports on Curiosity's discovery of an ancient stream bed, and Endeavour flies over the California plant where it was built.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Sep-24 • 38 minutes
Live at PATS With OSIRIS REx!
We're live at the Pacific Astronomy and Telescope Show, with JPL astrodynamicist Steve Chesley and Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts. Steve and Bruce reveal the exciting OSIRIS REx mission to an asteroid and then back to Earth with a precious soil sample. Enter the contest to name the asteroid! Bill Nye and Emily Lakdawalla check in, and one listener will win a Celestron FirstScope telescope.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privac...
2012-Sep-17 • 29 minutes
Celebrating 35 Years of the Voyager Mission
Voyagers 1 and 2 just reached 35 years of travel in space. What a great reason to celebrate! Join Voyager Project Scientist Ed Stone, Ann Druyan, Emily Lakdawalla and Robert Picardo in this special live edition of our show. Bill Nye reports on a separate celebration in London and on the International Space Station, and Bruce Betts is back in fine form with Mat Kaplan for this week’s What’s Up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information....
2012-Sep-10 • 29 minutes
A Conversation With Telescope Inventor John Dobson
When John Dobson invented the Dobsonian telescope he changed the face of amateur astronomy. The 96-year old pioneer talks with Mat Kaplan. Emily Lakdawalla loves Curiosity’s self-portraits. Bill Nye the Science Guy is in London to host a youth webcast with International Space Station astronaut Sunita Williams. Bruce Betts keeps us from getting Lost in Space and helps Mat give away a cool Curiosity bumper sticker in What’s Up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/l...
2012-Sep-03 • 29 minutes
Author David Brin Considers and Writes "Existence"
Award-winning science fiction author, physicist and futurist David Brin returns to talk about his monumental new novel, Existence. Emily Lakdawalla previews a very busy month of great planetary science, while Bill Nye invites listeners to learn about a campaign to restore funding for the exploration of our solar system. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan give away another space pen in this week’s What’s Up look at the night sky, and a look back at this week in space history.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit m...
2012-Aug-27 • 32 minutes
Remembering Neil Armstrong/ChemCam is Zapping Martian Rocks!
Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Science Guy join Mat Kaplan for a special remembrance of Neil Armstrong. Then we visit with the principal investigator for the first ray gun on Mars. Roger Wiens leads the ChemCam team that is using its powerful laser to zap and analyze Martian rocks. It’s just one of the Curiosity Rover success stories. Win a ChemCam bumper sticker and a Planetary Radio t-shirt in the weekly What’s Up space trivia contest!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee om...
2012-Aug-20 • 60 minutes
More From Planetfest With Andrew Chaikin and Scott Hubbard
Our Planetary Radio Live celebration of Mars rover Curiosity at Planetfest continues with more from space historian Andrew Chaikin, former NASA Mars czar Scott Hubbard and Planetary Society CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy. Emily breaks the news about NASA’s choice for a Discovery mission, and Bruce Betts joins Mat Kaplan for a What’s Up look at the night sky and a new space trivia contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omny...
2012-Aug-13 • 30 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at Planetfest 2012!
PlanRad Live welcomes space historian and writer Andrew Chaikin, former NASA Mars Czar Scott Hubbard, and Bill Nye the Science Guy to a live conversation at Planetfest: Curiosity Knows No Bounds, just a few hours before the triumphant landing of the big new rover on Mars. Host Mat Kaplan is also joined by Emily Lakdawalla, Bruce Betts and award-winning barbershop quartet Hi-Fidelity.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystu...
2012-Aug-06 • 43 minutes
Astronaut Tom Jones at SETIcon
Skywalker, scientist and author Tom Jones joins us in a fireside chat about Near Earth Objects and much more. Emily Lakdawalla tours the Applied Physics Lab in Maryland. Bill Nye the Science Guy put high value on the mission of Curiosity, the MSL Rover, even if it had not landed successfully. What’s Up in the night sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jul-30 • 29 minutes
More Planetary Radio Live at the Aquarium of the Pacific: Oceans Everywhere
We return to the Aquarium for much more of our conversation about seas on Earth and seas on other worlds, featuring Dave Bader, Kevin Hand and Bill Nye. Emily Lakdawalla concludes her video tour of Curiosity's cameras and instruments.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jul-23 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live at the Aquarium of the Pacific
What better place to talk about Earth's oceans and the seas of other worlds?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jul-16 • 46 minutes
Fire and Ice With Volcanologist Rosaly Lopes
JPL volcanologist Rosaly Lopes has discovered more volcanos than anyone else, including 71 on Jupiter’s moon Io. She is fascinated by these fiery (and sometimes frigid) features of our dynamic solar system, and shared her love at the recent SETIcon.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jul-09 • 29 minutes
Mae Jemison of the 100 Year Starship Initiative
Retired astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison leads the 100 Year Starship Initiative. You’ll hear Mat’s conversation with her about this ambitious project in a SETIcon II fireside chat.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jul-02 • 29 minutes
Lockheed Martin CTO Ray Johnson
The Chief Technology Officer for the world's largest aerospace company wants more young people to consider careers as engineers.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jun-25 • 29 minutes
More From the Air and Space Museum
Our special live show at the National Air and Space Museum continues with curator David DeVorkin, Space Policy Institute founder John Logsdon, Bill Nye the Science Guy, Planetary Society blogger Emily Lakdawalla and science rapper Funky 49.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jun-18 • 30 minutes
Live at the National Air and Space Museum
Join us for the first half of a conversation with David DeVorkin, John Logsdon and Bill Nye.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jun-11 • 29 minutes
Remembering Ray
We look back to the Planetary Society's 2003 birthday party for Ray Bradbury, with tributes from distinguished fans and eloquent words from the master himself.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jun-04 • 29 minutes
Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker With a Saturn Mission Update
Planetary Radio's most frequent guest returns with the latest news from the great ringed world, its moons, and its rings.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-May-28 • 39 minutes
Author Kim Stanley Robinson Takes Us to 2312
Kim Stanley Robinson shares his vision of a brave new solar system 300 years in the future with his new novel, 2312.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-May-21 • 29 minutes
VIP Tour of a Huge Solar Sail BONUS: Falcon 9 and Dragon Head for the ISS!
Join the VIP tour! Planetary Radio visited L’Garde, Incorporated to see how its giant solar sail is coming together. You’ll hear from Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, NASA Chief Technologist Mason Peck, and L’Garde co-founder Gordon Veal.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-May-14 • 30 minutes
Visiting the Spacecraft Technology Expo
Spaceplanes, spacesuits and rockets, oh my! Mat Kaplan talks to exhibitors and others at the first ever Spacecraft Technology Expo in Los Angeles.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-May-07 • 29 minutes
Planetary Astronomer Franck Marchis
Based now at the SETI Institute’s Carl Sagan Center, Franck Marchis recently visited the Planetary Society for a conversation with host Mat Kaplan. He uses several of Earth’s most powerful telescopes to study what he calls multiple asteroid systems.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Apr-30 • 29 minutes
Cutting-edge Approaches to Protecting Interplanetary Astronauts
As if extremes of temperature and lack of air weren’t enough! Some scientists believe it’s space radiation that will keep humans from venturing deep into our solar system. Not so, say three teams of NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC)-funded researchers. Each is exploring a cutting-edge approach to protecting astronauts on their way to Mars and other destinations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/list...
2012-Apr-23 • 29 minutes
The Pioneer Anomaly... Solved!
After decades of mystery and investigation, after the recovery of gigabyte after gigabyte of data stored in obsolete computer formats, the whatdunit surrounding Pioneers 10 and 11 has finally reached its conclusion.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Apr-16 • 29 minutes
Taking Back the Night -- International Dark Skies Week
There are millions of urbanites who have never seen the wonders of a truly dark night sky. Scott Kardel of the International Dark Sky Association is fighting to restore the sky our ancestors knew so well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Apr-09 • 32 minutes
Searching for Pandora With Debra Fischer
Yale exoplanet hunter Debra Fischer is about to begin looking for worlds in the star system that is nearest to Earth. She'll tell us about new technology enabling this effort, and how you can join the search.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Apr-02 • 36 minutes
SETI Scientist Jill Tarter Continues the Search
The Director of the Center for SETI Research is thrilled to have the Allen Telescope Array back in the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence. She also tells us about SETILive.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Mar-26 • 29 minutes
Big News All Around the Solar System From Emily Lakdawalla
The 2012 Lunar and Planetary Science Conference attracted many of the world's finest planetary scientists. This year it also attracted Emily Lakdawalla and Bill Nye the Planetary Guy. Emily provides a special report on amazing new discoveries about our solar system. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Mar-19 • 29 minutes
"Drifting on Alien Winds" With Author and Artist Michael Carroll
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2012-Mar-12 • 29 minutes
Discovery of a New and Neighborly Asteroid
With Planetary Society help, La Sagra Observatory discovered big near-Earth object 2012 DA14. Guest: Jaime Nomen.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Mar-05 • 29 minutes
Can Laser Bees Save Earth? Exploring Asteroid Deflection With Alison Gibbings
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2012-Feb-27 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern: Organics on Pluto and Fairy Castles on the Moon
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2012-Feb-20 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern Puts His Stamp On Pluto
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2012-Feb-13 • 29 minutes
Rocketplanes, Space Yachts and New Space Geeks at SpaceUp!
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2012-Feb-06 • 29 minutes
James Webb Space Telescope Status Report from Deputy Program Director Eric Smith
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2012-Jan-30 • 29 minutes
Planck Project Scientist Jan Tauber on a Mission Milestone
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2012-Jan-23 • 29 minutes
The SpaceUp Unconference and A Free Online Astronomy Class
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2012-Jan-16 • 29 minutes
How "Outside In" Will Rock Your Solar System
Outside In is a spectacular IMAX movie being made out of nothing but actual photos of our solar system and beyond -- no computer-generated images. Hear how and why it's coming together from its creator, Stephen van Vuuren, and his associate Mike Malaska.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2012-Jan-09 • 29 minutes
Is Anybody Home? Assessing A Planet's Habitability
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2012-Jan-02 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio LIVE Continues! With John Callas of the Mars Exploration Rovers and Joy Crisp of the Mars Science Laboratory
Here's the second half of our December show recorded in front of a live audience: Mars rover updates, two more spacey songs from KJ Williams, and the big finish of Emily Lakdawalla's proof that she is not covering up evidence of aliens in our solar system! You'll also hear a brand new What's Up segment from Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-Dec-26 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio LIVE! With John Callas of the Mars Exploration Rovers and Joy Crisp of the Mars Science Laboratory
We once again go before a live audience for an all Mars rover show. We've also got singer KJ Williams, Bill Nye the Planetary Guy, and Emily Lakdawalla's proof that she is not covering up evidence of aliens in our solar system!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-Dec-19 • 29 minutes
Astronaut Rex Walheim: NASA Is Looking for a Few Good Spacemen and Women
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2011-Dec-12 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla's Special Report on the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting
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2011-Dec-05 • 30 minutes
Author Dava Sobel's New Book About Copernicus: A More Perfect Heaven
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2011-Nov-28 • 29 minutes
New Mexico Space Adventure: Back to the First International Planetary Caves Workshop
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2011-Nov-21 • 29 minutes
New Mexico Cave Adventure With Penny Boston and the First International Planetary Caves Workshop
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2011-Nov-14 • 29 minutes
Touring the National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak
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2011-Nov-07 • 29 minutes
New Mexico Journey: Dale Frail of the Very Large Array Radio Telescope
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2011-Nov-01 • 29 minutes
One Planet, Two Stars, With Laurance Doyle
Multidisciplinary scientist Laurance Doyle led the team that has announced discovery of the first extrasolar planet circling two stars. He also talks about his plan to analyze communication by and among other species.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-Oct-24 • 29 minutes
A Cassini Saturn Update From Linda Spilker
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2011-Oct-17 • 29 minutes
All-Star CalTech Panel Discussion: Moving an Asteroid
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2011-Oct-10 • 29 minutes
Emily Lakdawalla Reports on the Latest Planetary Science
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2011-Oct-03 • 29 minutes
The Beauty of Space with Space Artists Don Dixon and Jon Ramer
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2011-Sep-26 • 29 minutes
Building a Better Galaxy With Javiera Guedes
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2011-Sep-12 • 29 minutes
Ending the World With a Song at Dragon Con
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2011-Sep-05 • 29 minutes
Opportunity Reaches Endeavour, and Planetary Radio Wins an Award!
Opportunity reaches Endeavour Crater, Emily Lakdawalla visits a New Horizons science meeting about Pluto, Bill Nye discusses a planet made of diamond, and Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan celebrate the award of a Parsec award to Planetary Radio.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-Aug-29 • 29 minutes
Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden
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2011-Aug-22 • 29 minutes
Flying With Your Telescope to the Edge of Space
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2011-Aug-15 • 29 minutes
Visiting Vesta Fiesta, With Pablo Gutierrez-Marques of the Dawn Mission
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2011-Aug-08 • 29 minutes
Two Clouded Mysteries: Jupiter and the Pioneer Anomaly
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2011-Aug-01 • 29 minutes
Staying in Shape in Space With Astronaut Clay Anderson
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2011-Jul-26 • 29 minutes
Become an Icehunter With Pamela Gay
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2011-Jul-18 • 29 minutes
An Optical SETI Update From Paul Horowitz
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2011-Jul-12 • 29 minutes
Atlantis: Space Shuttle Launch Party
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2011-Jul-04 • 29 minutes
NBC Space Correspondent Jay Barbree's MOON SHOT
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2011-Jun-27 • 29 minutes
Leaving for Jupiter with the Juno Mission's Scott Bolton
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2011-Jun-20 • 29 minutes
The Mystery and Music of Saturn's Rotation with Don Gurnett
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2011-Jun-14 • 29 minutes
More Planetary Radio Live With Mike Brown
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2011-Jun-06 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live! Featuring Mike 'Pluto-Killer' Brown
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2011-May-30 • 29 minutes
Scattered Clouds and Fog...On Mars
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2011-May-23 • 29 minutes
Einstein and Gravity Probe B
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2011-May-16 • 29 minutes
Dawn Approaches Giant Asteroid Vesta
After three-and-a-half years of ion-propelled flight, Dawn is finally on final approach to Vesta. We'll get a mission status report from Marc Rayman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-May-09 • 29 minutes
The Moon As You've Never Seen It Before
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2011-May-02 • 30 minutes
Another Cassini Update from Project Scientist Linda Spilker
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2011-Apr-25 • 31 minutes
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space
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2011-Apr-18 • 29 minutes
LIFE Heads for Space Aboard Shuttle Endeavour
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2011-Apr-11 • 29 minutes
Debra Fischer, Discoverer of Worlds
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2011-Apr-04 • 29 minutes
Cosmic Rants From Phil Plait, the Bad Astronomer
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2011-Mar-28 • 29 minutes
PI Sean Solomon's MESSENGER is Orbiting Mercury!
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2011-Mar-21 • 29 minutes
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey Captures the Universe
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2011-Mar-14 • 29 minutes
Folksinger Peter Mayer Sings of the Cosmos
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2011-Mar-07 • 29 minutes
Life's Building Blocks Found in an "Impossible" Meteorite
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2011-Feb-28 • 29 minutes
Stardust-NExT Encounters Comet Tempel 1
Jessica Sunshine returns to talk about the flyby of comet Tempel 1 by Stardust-NExT. She is joined by Emily Lakdawalla and Mat Kaplan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2011-Feb-21 • 29 minutes
Kepler Discovers Hundreds of Extrasolar Planets!
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2011-Feb-14 • 29 minutes
Exploring NewSpace at the 2011 San Diego SpaceUp Unconference
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2011-Feb-07 • 29 minutes
Voyager 1 at the Edge of the Solar System, With Ed Stone
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2011-Jan-31 • 29 minutes
Tasting a Super-Earth's Atmosphere
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2011-Jan-24 • 29 minutes
Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez and Chris McKay Say the Vikings Probably DID Discover Organics on Mars
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2011-Jan-17 • 29 minutes
Microrovers Exploring With Bruce Betts
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2011-Jan-10 • 29 minutes
Building Spaceships at SpaceX With Jeff Richichi
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2011-Jan-03 • 29 minutes
Looking Forward to a Year of Exploration, with Emily Lakdawalla
Looking Forward to a Year of Exploration, with Emily LakdawallaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Dec-27 • 29 minutes
Cassini's Linda Spilker With Another Report From Saturn
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2010-Dec-20 • 29 minutes
Bill Nye Visits the SOFIA Telescope
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2010-Dec-13 • 29 minutes
Mike Brown's New Book: How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming
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2010-Dec-06 • 29 minutes
Arsenic and Odd Life
Arsenic and Odd LifeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Nov-29 • 29 minutes
Kids in Space!
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2010-Nov-22 • 30 minutes
Astounding Comet Hartley 2
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2010-Nov-15 • 29 minutes
New Model for the Seas of Mars
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2010-Nov-08 • 29 minutes
Special Launch Coverage From the Kennedy Space Center
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2010-Nov-01 • 29 minutes
Lou Friedman: The Rebirth of Russian Space Exploration?
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2010-Oct-25 • 29 minutes
Return to DPS With Lucy McFadden and Carolyn Crow
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2010-Oct-18 • 29 minutes
Listening for the Big Bang With LISA
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2010-Oct-11 • 29 minutes
Special Coverage of the Division for Planetary Sciences Annual Meeting
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2010-Oct-04 • 29 minutes
Gregory and James Benford on Benford Beacons for SETI
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2010-Sep-27 • 29 minutes
New Era of Science on the International Space Station
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2010-Sep-20 • 29 minutes
New Beginnings With Lou Friedman
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2010-Sep-13 • 29 minutes
Solar Probe Plus Will Fly to the Sun
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2010-Sep-06 • 29 minutes
Water: Now It Has Been Found on an Asteroid!
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2010-Aug-30 • 29 minutes
Ray Bradbury Turns 90 and The Best Mars Map Ever
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2010-Aug-23 • 29 minutes
Special Coverage of SETIcon
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2010-Aug-16 • 29 minutes
Talking With Mary Roach, Author of Packing for Mars
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2010-Aug-09 • 29 minutes
The Giant Magellan Telescope
Giant Magellan Telescope Director Patrick McCarthy. Emily Lakdawalla on Mars' acne. Bill Nye says a solar sail could test relativity.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Aug-02 • 29 minutes
The Sun - Thief of Comets
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2010-Jul-26 • 29 minutes
The Eyes of WISE Deliver Sky Survey Prize
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2010-Jul-19 • 29 minutes
Rosetta Swoops Past Asteroid On Way To Comet
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2010-Jul-12 • 29 minutes
Looking for E.T.'s Laser Beam: An Optical SETI Update
An update on the Optical Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence from Harvard's Paul Horowitz.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Jul-05 • 29 minutes
Kepler Discovers Hundreds of Exoplanets
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2010-Jun-28 • 29 minutes
Going Behind the Scenes With LightSail 1
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2010-Jun-21 • 29 minutes
Dawn is Setting Records On Its Way to Vesta
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2010-Jun-14 • 29 minutes
Shoemaker NEO Grant Recipients Protecting Our Planet
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2010-Jun-07 • 29 minutes
Falcon 9 Launch, Another Jupiter Smackdown, IKAROS...and a Surprise
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2010-May-31 • 29 minutes
Phoenix is Dead...Long Live Phoenix!
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2010-May-24 • 29 minutes
James Cameron on the Science of Avatar
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2010-May-17 • 29 minutes
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman on solar sails IKAROS and LightSail-1
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2010-May-10 • 29 minutes
Saturn Update From Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker
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2010-May-03 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Live!
PlanRad goes before a live audience to talk rockets with Bill Nye, Jeff Richichi of SpaceX, and JPL pioneer James Burke.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Apr-26 • 29 minutes
Paul Davies, Author of The Eerie Silence""
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2010-Apr-19 • 29 minutes
Conference on the Future of the American Space Program with Bill Nye
Bill Nye the Science Guy reports on last week's conference about the future of the US space program.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Apr-12 • 29 minutes
It's Mars Rover Opportunity, Only Smarter
JPL engineer Daniel Gaines helped develop new software for Opportunity to autonomously select objects for close-up imaging as she races across Mars. Emily Lakdawalla is thrilled by evidence of recently active volcanos on Venus. Bill Nye salutes three decades of service by retiring Planetary Society founder Lou Friedman.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Apr-05 • 29 minutes
This is Global Astronomy Month
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2010-Mar-29 • 29 minutes
Alan Stern: The Busiest Man in Space Exploration?
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2010-Mar-22 • 29 minutes
Saving the Hubble Space Telescope in IMAX 3D
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2010-Mar-15 • 29 minutes
Your Personal Photoshoot on Mars?
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2010-Mar-08 • 29 minutes
Stephen Hawking Accepts the Cosmos Award
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2010-Mar-01 • 29 minutes
100 Millions Solar Systems Like Our Own?
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2010-Feb-22 • 29 minutes
Can Mirror Bees Save Our Planet?
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2010-Feb-15 • 29 minutes
Buzz Aldrin and Andrew Chaikin on the Proposed NASA Budget
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2010-Feb-08 • 29 minutes
Planetary Society's Lou Friedman on NASA's New Plans
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2010-Feb-01 • 29 minutes
Mars Rover Project Manager John Callas
John Callas tells us why an end to Spirit's roving does not mean the end of her work on the red planet. Emily Lakdawalla looks to the other side of Mars where Opportunity is rolling up to a baby crater, and Bill Nye is head over heels for the highest ever skydive.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2010-Jan-25 • 29 minutes
Galaxy Builder Andrew Benson
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2010-Jan-18 • 29 minutes
William Borucki on Kepler's Search for Another Earth
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2010-Jan-11 • 29 minutes
Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy With Pamela Gay
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2010-Jan-04 • 29 minutes
Getting WISE With the Universe
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2009-Dec-28 • 29 minutes
Shedding New Light on Saturn
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2009-Dec-21 • 29 minutes
Lightsail Update and Haute Cuisine in Space
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2009-Dec-14 • 29 minutes
The Dish(es): Australia and the Deep Space Network
Australia's key role in the Deep Space Network is explored with Glen Nagle of the Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2009-Dec-07 • 29 minutes
A MESSENGER Mercury Mission Update From Sean Solomon
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2009-Nov-30 • 29 minutes
Celebrating our Anniversary With Arthur C. Clarke
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2009-Nov-23 • 29 minutes
The Caves of Mars and the Geysers of Enceladus
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2009-Nov-16 • 29 minutes
We're Back! Bill Nye Describes the LightSail Project
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2009-Nov-09 • 29 minutes
Celebrating Carl Sagan and a New Solar Sail With Ann Druyan
Solar sailing returns with LightSail, announced on the 75th anniversary of Carl Sagan's birth.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2009-Nov-02 • 29 minutes
Lou Friedman Reviews the Augustine Human Spaceflight Report
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2009-Oct-26 • 29 minutes
Judging a Planet's Habitability With Abel Mendez
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2009-Oct-19 • 29 minutes
Former JPL Director Bruce Murray on the Persistence and Importance of Water Ice
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2009-Oct-12 • 29 minutes
Lunar Smackdown! Special LCROSS Impact Coverage
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2009-Oct-05 • 29 minutes
Water on the Moon!
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2009-Sep-28 • 31 minutes
Is This How to Land People on Mars?
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2009-Sep-21 • 29 minutes
Robert Zubrin Says "Mars Now!"
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2009-Sep-14 • 29 minutes
Robert Zubrin, 22nd Century Martian
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2009-Sep-07 • 29 minutes
Mount Wilson After the Fire
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2009-Aug-31 • 29 minutes
Saturn Update From Cassini Deputy Project Scientist Linda Spilker
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2009-Aug-24 • 30 minutes
The Meaning of LIFE
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2009-Aug-17 • 29 minutes
We're on Asteroid Watch With JPL's Don Yeomans
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2009-Aug-10 • 29 minutes
Astronomer Heidi Hammel on the New Jupiter Impact
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2009-Aug-03 • 29 minutes
50 Years of Space Spinoffs
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2009-Jul-27 • 30 minutes
Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas
John Callas reports on Spirit and Opportunity, Bill Nye debates the future of humans on the Moon, and Bruce Betts looks to the Perseid meteor shower in his What's Up review of the night sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2009-Jul-20 • 29 minutes
Ray Bradbury Looks Back at Apollo 11
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2009-Jul-13 • 30 minutes
Andrew Chaikin and Voices From the Moon
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2009-Jul-06 • 30 minutes
The End of Ulysses -- How Engineers Kept It Alive So Long
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2009-Jun-30 • 30 minutes
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist Richard Vondrak
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2009-Jun-22 • 30 minutes
Phil Christensen Wants Your Help Imaging Mars
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2009-Jun-15 • 30 minutes
Earth Observation at the World Resources Simulation Center Design Event
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2009-Jun-08 • 31 minutes
Alan Stern's Biggest Planetary Science Mysteries
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2009-Jun-01 • 29 minutes
Chris McKay on the Phoenix Mission's Big Surprise
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2009-May-25 • 29 minutes
New Life for Hubble Space Telescope, New Leader for NASA
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2009-May-18 • 29 minutes
Oldest Bang Since the Big Bang!
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2009-May-11 • 29 minutes
Kepler Begins Search for Other Earths
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2009-May-04 • 29 minutes
A Mars Exploration Rover Update with Project Scientist Bruce Banerdt
Bruce Banerdt provides a status report on Spirit and Opportunity. Bill Nye has something old and something new to talk about, and Bruce Betts returns from the Planetary Defense Conference in Spain with news of Near Earth Objects and other things in the night sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2009-Apr-27 • 29 minutes
Amateur Astronomers Avoiding Armageddon: New Shoemaker NEO Grant Awardees
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2009-Apr-20 • 29 minutes
Space Stinks! Astronaut and Author Tom Jones
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2009-Apr-13 • 29 minutes
A Cassini Saturn Update from Linda Spilker
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2009-Apr-06 • 29 minutes
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel
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2009-Mar-30 • 29 minutes
Are There Puddles on Mars?
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2009-Mar-23 • 29 minutes
Exoplanet Finder Debra Fischer
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2009-Mar-16 • 29 minutes
Going to Bed for NASA
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2009-Mar-09 • 29 minutes
Bringing Astronomy to the People With Mike Simmons
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2009-Mar-02 • 29 minutes
Space Debris Can Ruin Your Day
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2009-Feb-23 • 29 minutes
Signs of Life? Discovery of Martian Methane Plumes
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2009-Feb-16 • 29 minutes
Elon Musk of SpaceX
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2009-Feb-09 • 29 minutes
Diving Europa with the Makers of Under the Sea 3D and Lonne Lane
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2009-Feb-02 • 29 minutes
Doing Science on the Moon: The Lunar Science Institute
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2009-Jan-26 • 29 minutes
Return to Jupiter with the Juno Mission
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2009-Jan-19 • 29 minutes
Celebrate the Mars Rovers With Jim Bell
Jim Bell and Bill Nye talk Spirit and Opportunity in celebration of 5 years on Mars. Emily Lakdawalla's Q&A looks forward to a Mars flyby by the Dawn spacecraft.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2009-Jan-12 • 29 minutes
Looking for ET's Flashlight: Optical SETI
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2009-Jan-05 • 29 minutes
Looking Back at the Phoenix Mars Polar Lander With Peter Smith
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2008-Dec-29 • 29 minutes
Andrew Chaikin on the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 8
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2008-Dec-22 • 29 minutes
Report on the Annual Meeting of the American Geophysical Union
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2008-Dec-15 • 29 minutes
Armadillos in Space: Neil Milburn of Armadillo Aerospace
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2008-Dec-08 • 29 minutes
Martian Ice is Everywhere...Almost
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2008-Dec-01 • 29 minutes
An Enormous New Eye on the Universe
Astronomer Richard Ellis looks forward to the Thirty Meter Telescope.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Nov-24 • 29 minutes
Going to the Moon With India!
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2008-Nov-17 • 30 minutes
Lou Friedman on the Roadmap to Space
Planetary Society Exec. Director Lou Friedman on the new plan for human exploration of space.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Nov-10 • 30 minutes
Future American Space Policy, Part 1: President-Elect Barack Obama's Plan
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2008-Nov-03 • 29 minutes
The Journey To Palomar -- A New Documentary
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2008-Oct-27 • 29 minutes
Andrew Chaikin's Passion for Mars
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2008-Oct-20 • 30 minutes
MESSENGER Sails by Mercury for a Second Flyby
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2008-Oct-13 • 29 minutes
Cassini at Saturn: An Update From Linda Spilker
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2008-Oct-06 • 29 minutes
Where to Look for Life on Mars
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2008-Sep-29 • 29 minutes
Public Outreach and Amateurs in Space!
Public Outreach and Amateurs in Space!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Sep-22 • 29 minutes
Ann Druyan on New Honors for Carl Sagan
Longtime partner Ann Druyan is proud of NASA's new Carl Sagan Fellowships. Bill Nye has a tribute for his old professor.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Sep-15 • 30 minutes
Astropulse: A New Way for ET to Phone Home
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2008-Sep-08 • 29 minutes
Northrop Grumman Space Technology President Alexis Livanos
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2008-Sep-01 • 29 minutes
The Illustrated Guide to Astronomical Wonders
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2008-Aug-25 • 29 minutes
Ulysses Mission Operations Manager Nigel Angold on the End of the Solar Polar Journey
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2008-Aug-18 • 29 minutes
Jut Wynne in the Caves of the Atacama
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2008-Aug-11 • 29 minutes
David Morrison of NASA's Lunar Science Institute and Jack Gregg on the Lunar Regolith Challenge
Distinguished scientist David Morrison of NASA's Lunar Science Institute, while Jack Gregg heads speaks about the 2nd Lunar Regolith Challenge.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Aug-04 • 29 minutes
Phoenix Mars Lander Update: Taste the Water!
An exciting update from the Phoenix Mars Lander team, with further insights from Emily Lakdawalla. Bill Nye also celebrates Phoenix.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Jul-28 • 29 minutes
Observing Earth With Space Studies Board Chair Charles Kennel
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2008-Jul-21 • 29 minutes
Astonishing Mercury, With MESSENGER Principal Investigator Sean Solomon
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2008-Jul-14 • 29 minutes
Why We Need Missions to Earth
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2008-Jul-07 • 29 minutes
WALL*E and the Future of Robots in Space
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2008-Jun-30 • 29 minutes
William Hartmann on 100th Anniversary of Tunguska's Big Bang
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2008-Jun-23 • 29 minutes
The Milky Way: A New Galactic Self-Portrait
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2008-Jun-16 • 29 minutes
Ralph Lorenz and Titan Unveiled
Ralph Lorenz and Titan UnveiledLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Jun-09 • 29 minutes
Landing on Mars: How Hard Can It Be?
JPL's Rob Manning explores just a few of the challenges of landing a spacecraft on another planet. We also get a Phoenix mission update from Emily Lakdawalla, who says not everything is going well.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Jun-02 • 29 minutes
Phoenix on Ice: One Week in the Martian Arctic Circle
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2008-May-26 • 29 minutes
Seven Minutes of Terror and Triumph: Phoenix Lands on Mars
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2008-May-19 • 29 minutes
Countdown to Touchdown on Mars
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2008-May-12 • 29 minutes
XCOR's Lynx: Another Ride Into Space
XCOR's Lynx: Another Ride Into SpaceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-May-05 • 29 minutes
Turning Moondust Into Air and Water
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2008-Apr-28 • 29 minutes
The Brightest Light in the Universe
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2008-Apr-21 • 29 minutes
Billions and Billions of Earthlike Planets?
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2008-Apr-14 • 29 minutes
A Mars Rover Update From Steve Squyres
Steve Squyres gives us a status report on Spirit and Opportunity, and Bill Nye comments on the rings that appear to surround one of Saturn's small moons. Last week Emily Lakdawalla told us why objects in space are round, but this time her Q&A explains why they're not.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Apr-07 • 29 minutes
Analyzing Alien Atmospheres
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2008-Mar-31 • 29 minutes
Flying Through the Geysers of Enceladus
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2008-Mar-24 • 29 minutes
Sir Arthur Clarke: A Tribute
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2008-Mar-17 • 29 minutes
Look Out! It's a Martian Avalanche!
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2008-Mar-10 • 29 minutes
John Anderson and the Flyby Anomaly
John Anderson and the Flyby AnomalyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2008-Mar-03 • 29 minutes
Saving the Planet: The Apophis Mission Design Competition
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2008-Feb-25 • 29 minutes
More From JPL's Linda and Tom Spilker
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2008-Feb-18 • 29 minutes
A Cassini at Saturn Progress Report with Linda and Tom Spilker
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2008-Feb-11 • 29 minutes
Celebrating the MESSENGER Mercury Flyby With Sean Solomon
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2008-Feb-04 • 29 minutes
Astronaut Clay Anderson: Staying In Shape In Space
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2008-Jan-28 • 29 minutes
Examining the Vision for Space Exploration: A Workshop Preview
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2008-Jan-21 • 29 minutes
MESSENGER Reveals Mercury
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2008-Jan-14 • 29 minutes
A Near Miss for Mars and Bill Nye Pays Tribute to Mercury!
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2008-Jan-07 • 29 minutes
A Winged MESSENGER Reaches Mercury, and Bill Nye Premieres!
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2007-Dec-31 • 29 minutes
A Very Good Year: Looking Back at 2007
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2007-Dec-24 • 29 minutes
Ion Engines Drive Dawn to Asteroids Vesta and Ceres
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2007-Dec-17 • 29 minutes
Observing Earth: Annmarie Eldering's Eye On Our Atmosphere
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2007-Dec-10 • 29 minutes
A New Generation Looking for ET
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2007-Dec-03 • 29 minutes
[email protected] Update from Andrew Westphal
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2007-Nov-26 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio 5th Anniversary Show: Astronomer Geoff Marcy on Discovery of Fifth Planet in Star System
We celebrate our 5th anniversary by learning about discovery of a five-planet star system, the largest found so far. Q&A on Jupiter's red spot.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2007-Nov-19 • 29 minutes
Mars Exploration Rover Program Manager John Callas
John Callas provides a status report on Spirit and Opportunity. Emily Lakdawalla is looking at brilliant Comet Holmes in her Q&A report, and Bruce Betts also makes room for Holmes in his What's Up! review of the night sky.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2007-Nov-13 • 29 minutes
To Phobos and Back
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2007-Nov-05 • 29 minutes
Building the J-2X Rocket Engine for the Return to the Moon
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2007-Oct-29 • 29 minutes
The Universe in Ultraviolet: Bill Blair on the FUSE Mission
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2007-Oct-22 • 29 minutes
Mark Showalter: Unraveling the Mysteries of Planetary Rings
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2007-Oct-15 • 29 minutes
Space Elevator Games and Serious Planetary Science
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2007-Oct-08 • 29 minutes
Celebrating Sputnik With Louis Friedman in Moscow
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2007-Oct-01 • 29 minutes
Homer Hickam, the Original Rocket Boy, Revisits His October Sky
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2007-Sep-24 • 29 minutes
A New Race to the Moon: The Google Lunar X Prize
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2007-Sep-17 • 29 minutes
Cassini at Weird Iapetus
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2007-Sep-10 • 29 minutes
The Pioneer Anomaly: Changing the Laws of Physics?
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2007-Sep-03 • 29 minutes
A Hole In The Universe
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2007-Aug-28 • 29 minutes
At the EuroPlanet Conference With Doug Ellison
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2007-Aug-20 • 29 minutes
Bill McKinnon and Ices and Seas in the Outer Solar System
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2007-Aug-13 • 29 minutes
Talking With the NEEMO Aquanauts
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2007-Aug-06 • 29 minutes
Phoenix is on its way to Mars
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2007-Jul-30 • 29 minutes
Phoenix Mars Lander Principal Investigator Peter Smith
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2007-Jul-23 • 29 minutes
Honoring Ray Bradbury, Mars Photographer
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2007-Jul-16 • 29 minutes
The 7th International Conference on Mars
500 members of Earth's Mars appreciation club gathered at CalTech in Pasadena, California last week. Scientists presented the latest research on Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2007-Jul-02 • 29 minutes
A New Dawn for Interplanetary Exploration
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2007-Jun-25 • 29 minutes
Going South to Look for ET
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2007-Jun-18 • 29 minutes
Are There Giant Caves on Mars?
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2007-Jun-11 • 29 minutes
Amateur Astronomers on the Lookout for Near Earth Objects
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2007-Jun-04 • 29 minutes
Digging for Dollars on the Moon: The Lunar Regolith Challenge
Special coverage of NASA's Lunar Regolith Challenge, with robot excavators after a $250,000 prize.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2007-May-28 • 29 minutes
New Horizons at Jupiter: A Report From Alan Stern
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2007-May-21 • 29 minutes
Exploring The Mystery of Dark Matter with Richard Massey
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2007-May-14 • 29 minutes
Studying the Rings With Imke de Pater
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2007-May-07 • 29 minutes
What's New at Saturn? Checking In With Cassini's Linda Spilker
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2007-Apr-30 • 29 minutes
The Most Earthlike Extrasolar Planet Yet -- A Conversation With Co-Discoverer Stephane Udry
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2007-Apr-23 • 29 minutes
Science Fiction Author Kim Stanley Robinson Saves Earth!
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2007-Apr-16 • 29 minutes
Spaceward Bound: Chris McKay Leads Scientists and Teachers in the Mojave Desert
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2007-Apr-09 • 29 minutes
Cosmology: Five Big Things You Need to Know
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2007-Apr-02 • 29 minutes
A Sea Under the South Pole of Enceladus?
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2007-Mar-26 • 29 minutes
Mars Express Confirms Lots of Polar Ice! Where's the Rest?
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2007-Mar-19 • 29 minutes
Lou Friedman on the International Lunar Decade
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2007-Mar-12 • 29 minutes
Europe's Rosetta On Its Way to a Comet
Europe's Rosetta On Its Way to a CometLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Aug-07 • 29 minutes
You Can Search for Stardust!
You Can Search for Stardust!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jul-31 • 29 minutes
Lakes on Titan and an International Lunar Decade
Lakes on Titan and an International Lunar DecadeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jul-24 • 29 minutes
Putting the Universe on Canvas With Astronomical Artist Don Dixon
Putting the Universe on Canvas With Astronomical Artist Don DixonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jul-17 • 29 minutes
Turning the Spotlight to Uranus and Neptune with Heidi Hammel
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2006-Jul-10 • 29 minutes
John Rummel: Protecting the Planets from Earth Invaders
John Rummel: Protecting the Planets from Earth InvadersLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jul-03 • 29 minutes
Talking With the Top of the World: Stephen Grasby at the Europa Analog on Ellesmere Island
Talking With the Top of the World: Stephen Grasby at the Europa Analog on Ellesmere IslandLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jun-26 • 29 minutes
Bob Pappalardo and the Mysteries of Europa
Bob Pappalardo and the Mysteries of EuropaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jun-19 • 29 minutes
A Planetary System That Looks Like Home
A Planetary System That Looks Like HomeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jun-12 • 29 minutes
Solving Cosmic Mysteries Deep Under the Earth
Art McDonald is Director of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, two kilometers deep in a nickel mine in northern Canada.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jun-05 • 29 minutes
Sending an SOS to Congress: Save Our Science!
Planetary Society Executive Director Lou Friedman talks about the Save Our Science campaign's recent trip to Washington.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-May-29 • 16 minutes
Big Eye in the Martian Sky: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist Rich Zurek
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Project Scientist Rich Zurek returns with an update on the craft now orbiting Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-May-22 • 29 minutes
The Many Missions of JPL's Kevin Baines
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2006-May-15 • 29 minutes
Rusty Schweickart and More from the International Space Development Conference
More from ISDC, including Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart on asteroid deflection, Elon Musk of SpaceX, and X Prize Foundation's Peter Diamandis.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-May-08 • 29 minutes
Join Us at the International Space Development Conference
Special coverage from the 25th annual ISDC in Los Angeles, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and Burt Rutan.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-May-01 • 29 minutes
Help Us Find Star Dust at Home!
Stardust mission researcher Andrew Westphal returns with news about what the spacecraft brought back to Earth, and how the public will help find more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Apr-24 • 29 minutes
Rob Manning Says Landing on Mars is Hard!
Landing people on Mars will be hard, but JPL's Rob Manning and other engineers are working on solutions.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Apr-17 • 29 minutes
News from Saturn and a New Companion for Venus
The Planetary Society's Emily Lakdawalla reports on the arrival of Venus Express; Cassini Deputy Project Scientist Linda Spilker has news from Saturn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Apr-10 • 29 minutes
Looking for Life with Chris McKay
Planetary scientist Chris McKay talks about where and how we should look for life in the universe, including Europa and Mars.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Apr-03 • 29 minutes
A Bright New Star in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Paul Horowitz talks about his new attempt to detect pulses of laser light from distant civilizations with the Optical SETI Dedicated Observatory.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Mar-27 • 29 minutes
Oceanographer John Delaney Jumps in Europa's Ocean
Oceanographer John Delaney believes our growing knowledge of Earth's oceans will help us explore the sea under Europa's ice.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Mar-20 • 29 minutes
News From the 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Emily Lakdawalla reports on the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, while Stardust co-investigator Scott Sandford describes exciting results.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Mar-13 • 29 minutes
Harvard Physicist Lisa Randall on Hidden Dimensions and New Universes to Explore
Harvard physicist and author Lisa Randall talks about hidden dimensions and other universes.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Mar-06 • 29 minutes
Europa: Life Beneath the Ice?
Highlights from a public forum on what may be found in Europa's ocean and how to reach it, w/ Chris McKay, Bob Pappalardo, Torrence Johnson, and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Feb-27 • 29 minutes
Third Time's the Charm for Dan McCleese and the Mars Climate Sounder
Mars Climate Sounder Principal Investigator Dan McCleese on instrument's third chance to reach the red planet, on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Feb-20 • 29 minutes
On the Way to Pluto with New Horizons Principal Investigator Alan Stern
Principal Investigator Alan Stern returns for the first time since launch of New Horizons toward Jupiter, Pluto and beyond.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Feb-13 • 29 minutes
Has NASA's Vision for Space Exploration Become Nearsighted?
Has NASA's Vision for Space Exploration Become Nearsighted?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Feb-06 • 29 minutes
Closing In On An Interplanetary Mystery: The Pioneer Anomaly
Closing In On An Interplanetary Mystery: The Pioneer AnomalyLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jan-30 • 29 minutes
The Orion Nebula As You've Never Seen It
The Orion Nebula As You've Never Seen ItLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jan-23 • 29 minutes
A Great Week for Space Exploration
Andrew Westphal on what's been found in the Stardust Sample Return Capsule and John Spencer on the New Horizons launch and the upcoming Jupiter flyby.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jan-16 • 29 minutes
Stardust Samples Streak Safely Home
Stardust Samples Streak Safely HomeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jan-09 • 29 minutes
A Special Reprise: The Planetary Society's 25th Anniversary Gala
A Special Reprise: The Planetary Society's 25th Anniversary GalaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2006-Jan-02 • 29 minutes
Countdown to Sample Return: A Stardust Special
Countdown to Sample Return: A Stardust SpecialLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Dec-26 • 29 minutes
Still Making a Deep Impact, with Jessica Sunshine
Still Making a Deep Impact, with Jessica SunshineLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Dec-19 • 29 minutes
Uranus and Neptune Take Center Stage With Heidi Hammel
Uranus and Neptune Take Center Stage With Heidi HammelLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Dec-12 • 29 minutes
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, and Your Ticket to Space
NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, and Your Ticket to SpaceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Dec-05 • 29 minutes
Lou Friedman on China's Rising Star in Space
Lou Friedman on China's Rising Star in SpaceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Nov-28 • 29 minutes
A Martian Anniversary for Spirit and Opportunity!
One Martian year of Spirit and Opportunity on Mars with Jim Bell, Cornell University; Q and A on a crusty moon; special trivia contest prize.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Nov-21 • 29 minutes
Off to Pluto and Its Three Moons with Alan Stern
New Horizons PI Alan Stern on the mission to Pluto, and discovery of 2 new moons. Q&A: movies from rocket launches. New trivia contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Nov-14 • 29 minutes
Special Edition: Planetary Society's 25th Anniversary Gala
The Planetary Society celebrates 25 years with 300 close friends, including Ray Bradbury and Bill Nye. Also, a new What's Up space trivia contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Nov-07 • 29 minutes
Peering Down at Huygens: Cassini Revisits Mysterious Titan
Steve Wall, deputy leader of the Cassini RADAR team, on new images of Huygens' landing site and a shoreline. Asteroids on Q&A, new What's Up Contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Oct-31 • 29 minutes
Touring the Planets With Dava Sobel
Dava Sobel has just written The Planets. Not a drop of water on Jupiter's moon Io in Q and A, space headlines, and Mars comes close.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Oct-24 • 29 minutes
Ray Bradbury Returns!
The beloved author, poet and visionary is back to talk about his inspirations, the romance of space exploration, and much more. Q&A on the biggest object in the Kuiper Belt, and a new space trivia contest on What's Up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Oct-17 • 29 minutes
Venus Express Leaves for Earth's Twin
Venus Express Project Scientist Håkan Svedhem talks about the first mission to the mysterious planet in more than a decade. Q&A on Jupiter's Great Red Spot and other storms. What's Up announces TWO new space contests.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Oct-10 • 29 minutes
Gamma Ray Bursts: Explaining the Universe's Biggest Bangs
Swift satellite principal investigator Neil Gehrels on what causes the universe's biggest explosions. Q&A on the rings of Saturn, and a new space trivia contest during our What's Up segment about the night sky and more.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Oct-03 • 29 minutes
Going Up! Ben Shelef of the Spaceward Foundation on Space Elevator Development
The Spaceward Foundation is about to host the first Space Elevator Games. Founder Ben Shelef talks about this and other projects. Q&A on where to look for life in our solar system and a new What's Up space trivia quiz.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Sep-26 • 29 minutes
NASA's Chief Scientist on the Vision for Space Exploration
NASA's Jim Garvin comments on the agency's just announced plans for human exploration and new spacecraft. Also Lou Friedman, Q&A on craters throughout the solar system, and Bruce Betts with a new What's Up contest.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Sep-19 • 29 minutes
Japanese Hayabusa Probe Reaches Asteroid
Project Manger Junichiro Kawaguchi celebrates the arrival at asteroid Itokawa, with further insights provided by former JPL Director Bruce Murray. Q&A on ice volcanoes, and a new trivia contest on What's Up.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Sep-12 • 29 minutes
The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Project Manager and Project Scientist
MRO Project Manager Jim Graf and Project Scientist Rich Zurek introduce us to their powerful new spacecraft. Running out of big Near Earth Objects on Q&A, and we get Lost In Space" during the latest What's Up."Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Sep-05 • 29 minutes
The Pioneer Anomaly: A Mystery in Deep Space
The Pioneer Anomaly: A Mystery in Deep SpaceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Aug-29 • 29 minutes
Amateur Astronomy: Do It Yourself Space Exploration
Amateur Astronomy: Do It Yourself Space ExplorationLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Aug-22 • 29 minutes
A Tour of the Solar System With Bill Hartmann
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2005-Aug-15 • 29 minutes
Mike Brown, Discoverer of 2003 UB313...Planet 10?
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2005-Aug-08 • 29 minutes
Author and Four-Time Shuttle Astronaut Tom Jones
Author and Four-Time Shuttle Astronaut Tom JonesLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Aug-01 • 29 minutes
A Year of Saturn Discoveries From Cassini
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2005-Jul-25 • 29 minutes
NASA Goes for Star Trek Science: Bob Cassanova of the Institute for Advanced Concepts
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2005-Jul-18 • 29 minutes
Deep Impact Begins to Reveal Comet Secrets
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2005-Jul-11 • 29 minutes
Space Shuttle Flight Director Talks About Return to Flight
Space Shuttle Flight Director Talks About Return to FlightLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jul-04 • 29 minutes
Deep Impact Special
Deep Impact SpecialLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jun-27 • 29 minutes
Cosmos 1: Solar Sail Special Report
Cosmos 1: Solar Sail Special ReportLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jun-20 • 29 minutes
Solar Sail Countdown
Solar Sail CountdownLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jun-13 • 29 minutes
Move Over Hubble: The Spitzer Space Telescope
Move Over Hubble: The Spitzer Space TelescopeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jun-06 • 29 minutes
The Threat of Military Space Debris
The Threat of Military Space DebrisLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-May-30 • 9 minutes
Saving Voyager
Saving VoyagerLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-May-23 • 29 minutes
Era of Solar Sailing Begins
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2005-May-16 • 29 minutes
Astronomer, Astrobiologist and Fast Pitch Outfielder Woody Sullivan
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2005-May-09 • 29 minutes
Farewell to Star Trek Enterprise
Farewell to Star Trek EnterpriseLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-May-02 • 29 minutes
A Tribute to Philip Morrison
A Tribute to Philip MorrisonLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Apr-25 • 29 minutes
Mars Express Finds a Frozen Sea
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2005-Apr-18 • 29 minutes
A Conversation with Sally Ride
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2005-Apr-11 • 29 minutes
By the Light of a New World
By the Light of a New WorldLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Apr-04 • 29 minutes
Genesis Rises From The Ashes With a Piece of the Sun
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2005-Mar-28 • 29 minutes
A Saturn Update from Cassini's Linda Spilker
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2005-Mar-21 • 29 minutes
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Future of Space Exploration
Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Future of Space ExplorationLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Mar-14 • 29 minutes
Chasing Volcanoes Around the Solar System
Chasing Volcanoes Around the Solar SystemLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Mar-07 • 29 minutes
Astro Turf: M.G. Lord's New Book About the Private Life of Rocket Science
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2005-Feb-28 • 29 minutes
John Casani on NASA's Prometheus Project
John Casani on NASA's Prometheus ProjectLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Feb-21 • 29 minutes
NASA's Budget: Good News and Bad News
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2005-Feb-14 • 29 minutes
Pluto's Diamond Jubilee
Pluto's Diamond JubileeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Feb-07 • 29 minutes
Sami Asmar: The Man Who Told Us The Huygens Probe Made It
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2005-Jan-31 • 29 minutes
Astronaut Owen Garriott on How to Explore the Solar System
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2005-Jan-24 • 29 minutes
Director James Cameron Searches for Aliens
Director James Cameron Searches for AliensLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jan-19 • 29 minutes
A Visit With Spirit Mission Manager Mark Adler
As the incredibly successful Mars Exploration Rover mission continues, Planetary Radio talks with Spirit's manager about what is being accomplished. We also hear from the second pair of Student Astronauts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2005-Jan-17 • 29 minutes
Sweet Sound of Success...The Huygens Probe on Titan
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2005-Jan-10 • 29 minutes
Deep Impact: The Real Thing
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2005-Jan-03 • 29 minutes
A Year of Roving Across Mars
We celebrate one (Earth) year of Mars Exploration Rovers on the red planet with Principal Investigator Steve Squyres and Project Manager Jim Erickson; Emily Lakdawalla goes where no spacecraft has gone before.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Dec-27 • 29 minutes
Huygens Probe Sets Off On Its Own for Saturn's Moon Titan
Huygens Probe Sets Off On Its Own for Saturn's Moon TitanLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Dec-20 • 29 minutes
Wes Huntress on the NASA Administrator's Resignation and a New Super Mars Rover
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2004-Dec-13 • 29 minutes
Deflecting Asteroids Headed Our Way
Deflecting Asteroids Headed Our WayLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Dec-06 • 29 minutes
IBM Enters [email protected]'s Game
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2004-Nov-29 • 29 minutes
The Depths of Space: A New Book About the Pioneer Planetary Probes
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2004-Nov-22 • 29 minutes
Europe's SMART-1 Reaches the Moon!
Europe's SMART-1 Reaches the Moon!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Nov-15 • 29 minutes
Solar Sail Ready for Liftoff
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2004-Nov-08 • 29 minutes
On The Edge of Science: The NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts
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2004-Nov-01 • 29 minutes
Black Cats and Other Mysteries--Cassini-Huygens at Saturn's Moon Titan
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2004-Oct-25 • 29 minutes
Getting Ready for Titan with Chris McKay
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2004-Oct-18 • 29 minutes
A Conversation With Jet Propulsion Lab Director Charles Elachi
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2004-Oct-11 • 29 minutes
A Special Planetary Radio: SpaceShipOne Wins the X Prize!
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2004-Oct-04 • 29 minutes
Former Soviet Space Program Director Roald Sagdeev on the Sputnik 1 Anniversary
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2004-Sep-27 • 29 minutes
Amateur Astronomers Work to Save the Planet
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2004-Sep-20 • 29 minutes
[email protected] Chief Scientist Dan Werthimer Says Sorry, Wrong Number
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2004-Sep-13 • 29 minutes
Genesis Rises From the Ashes/Planetary Protection
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2004-Sep-06 • 29 minutes
Billions of Earths?
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2004-Aug-30 • 29 minutes
Genesis Returns With a Bit of the Sun
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2004-Aug-23 • 29 minutes
In the Footsteps of Carl Sagan: Neil Tyson of the Hayden Planetarium
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2004-Aug-16 • 29 minutes
Encore Presentation: Ray Bradbury's 83rd Birthday Party!
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2004-Aug-09 • 29 minutes
Moonwalker Harrison Schmitt Visits Planetary Radio
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2004-Aug-02 • 29 minutes
MESSENGER Spacecraft Heads for Mercury
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2004-Jul-26 • 29 minutes
Thunderbirds Director Jonathan Frakes of Star Trek Fame
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2004-Jul-19 • 29 minutes
Apollo Astronauts Visit Planetary Radio
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2004-Jul-12 • 29 minutes
A Visit With NASA Associate Administrator Ed Weiler
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2004-Jul-05 • 29 minutes
Cassini-Huygens Reaches Saturn
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2004-Jun-28 • 29 minutes
A SpaceShipOne Special!
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2004-Jun-21 • 29 minutes
Cassini Visits Phoebe at Saturn!
Cassini Visits Phoebe at Saturn!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Jun-14 • 29 minutes
Donna Shirley and Science Fiction's New Home
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2004-Jun-07 • 29 minutes
How's the Weather on Mars?
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2004-May-31 • 29 minutes
Hunting for Extrasolar Planets
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2004-May-24 • 29 minutes
A Teenager in Space?
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2004-May-17 • 29 minutes
[email protected] Turns Five!
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2004-May-10 • 29 minutes
Opportunity Reaches Endurance Crater on Mars
Steve Squyres and Phil Christensen discuss Opportunity's latest goal, Endeavour Crater; Emily Lakdawalla knows how to find a spacecraft sailing out beyond Pluto, and Bruce Betts has a lock on a couple of comets.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-May-03 • 29 minutes
Charley Kohlhase: Engineer, Artist, Cassini Mission Designer
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2004-Apr-26 • 29 minutes
Ray Bradbury Returns!
Ray Bradbury Returns!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Apr-19 • 25 minutes
Magnets Roving on Mars
This week we hear about the strategically located magnets on the Mars Exploration Rovers and how are telling us more about the red planet.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Apr-12 • 23 minutes
Celebrate With The Mars Exploration Rover Team
With lots to celebrate, The Planetary Society threw a party for the scientists and engineers who have made Spirit and Opportunity such amazing successes, and you're invited!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Apr-05 • 30 minutes
Life on Mars...and Earth
We visit Harvard biologist Andrew Knoll for a conversation about finding life on the red planet. Emily Lakdawalla is seeing red on another of Earth's neighbors, and Bruce Betts spins a tale of Death Stars, cockroaches and trivia contests on What's Up!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Mar-29 • 29 minutes
A Salty Sea on Mars
A Salty Sea on MarsLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Mar-22 • 31 minutes
Far Out Sedna
Far Out SednaLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Mar-15 • 29 minutes
Defending Earth From Asteroids
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2004-Mar-08 • 27 minutes
Confirmed: Water Was on Mars!
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2004-Mar-01 • 29 minutes
Jim Bell, The Pancam Man!
Planetary Radio talks with the developer of the Pancam on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Jim Bell. We also feature the last pair of Student Astronauts, and another visit with Astrobots Biff Starling and Sandy Moondust.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Feb-23 • 27 minutes
RATs, Astrobots, and a Six Iron on the Moon!
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2004-Feb-16 • 30 minutes
Stardust Status Report
Stardust Status ReportLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Feb-09 • 26 minutes
The Astrobots are Back on Our Show!
After a long hiatus, Biff Starling and Sandy Moondust return to the air. You'll also hear from Mars Exploration Rover Entry, Descent and Landing Chief Engineer Wayne Lee, and from two more of the Student Astronauts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Feb-02 • 29 minutes
Mars Exploration Rover Flight Director Chris Lewicki
Opportunity is on a roll and Spirit is almost back to full health as we visit with the young Flight Director for the mission. We also hear from two more of the Student Astronauts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Jan-26 • 34 minutes
Opportunity Lands and Hope Builds for Spirit
We celebrate the perfect landing of Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity with special guest Rob Manning, plus lots more, including two more Student Astronauts, and a "name that outcropping" contest from Bruce Betts.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2004-Jan-12 • 28 minutes
The First Student Astronauts Arrive
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2004-Jan-05 • 31 minutes
Spirit Lands on Mars!
Follow the incredibly exciting and finally triumphant arrival on Mars of the Mars Exploration Rover as it happened at Wild About Mars, the Planetary Society's big weekend event at the Pasadena Convention Center.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Dec-29 • 29 minutes
Columbia's Aftermath: "Butterfly on a Bullet"
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2003-Dec-22 • 28 minutes
Steve Squyres Is Ready for Mars
Doctor Steven Squyres talks about the challenges, human and robotic, facing the Mars Exploration Rover mission; Emily Lakdawalla is watching for shooting stars...on Mars, and Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan attend the Planetary Society's holiday party.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Dec-15 • 31 minutes
Mars Exploration Rover Update
Planetary Radio gets a Mars Exploration Rover status report from Deputy Project Scientist, Dr. Albert Haldemann; Emily Lakdawalla can tell how old a planet is from its surface.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Dec-08 • 30 minutes
Women in Space
Women in SpaceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Dec-01 • 28 minutes
A Wes Huntress Encore for the Beginning of Our Second Season
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2003-Nov-24 • 30 minutes
One year of Planetary Radio
One year of Planetary RadioLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Nov-17 • 31 minutes
The Planetary Society's Red Rover Goes To Mars Project with Emily Lakdawalla
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2003-Nov-10 • 30 minutes
Moon Rocks, Martian Meteorites and More at the NASA Astromaterials Lab
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2003-Nov-03 • 30 minutes
A South African Teen Joins the Student Astronauts
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2003-Oct-27 • 29 minutes
The Planetary Society Goes to Washington
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2003-Oct-20 • 30 minutes
China Joins the Spacefaring Nations Club
China Joins the Spacefaring Nations ClubLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Oct-13 • 31 minutes
To The Moon With the Lunar Prospector
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2003-Oct-06 • 29 minutes
The Moon, Ion Engines, and Helium 3 ...What More Could You Want?
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2003-Sep-29 • 30 minutes
A Gala Evening With Galileo and His Daughter
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2003-Sep-15 • 30 minutes
Claudia Alexander, the Final Galileo Project Manager
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2003-Sep-08 • 30 minutes
Holographic Doctors and Galileo's Daughter: A Visit With Robert Picardo
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2003-Sep-01 • 30 minutes
A Traveler's Guide to Mars
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2003-Aug-25 • 31 minutes
A Martian Birthday Party for Ray Bradbury
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2003-Aug-18 • 29 minutes
Four Decades of Mars Exploration
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2003-Aug-11 • 30 minutes
SMART-1 Goes to the Moon
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2003-Aug-04 • 29 minutes
The Envelope Please: Choosing the 2007 Mars Scout Mission, Part 2
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2003-Jul-28 • 30 minutes
The Envelope Please: Choosing the 2007 Mars Scout Mission, Part 1
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2003-Jul-21 • 27 minutes
From Russia With Love: A Solar Sail Update
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2003-Jul-14 • 28 minutes
Pluto Will Finally Get a Visitor
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2003-Jul-07 • 30 minutes
An Encore for Sir Arthur and Another New Extrasolar Planet
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2003-Jun-23 • 30 minutes
Bill Nye the Science Guy and Sandy Moondust!
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2003-Jun-16 • 27 minutes
Joy Crisp is On Her Way to Mars
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2003-Jun-09 • 28 minutes
Society President Wes Huntress and a Little Guy Named Biff""
Society President Wes Huntress and a Little Guy Named Biff""Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Jun-02 • 28 minutes
High Flyin', Cave Divin' Planetary Science with Dan Durda
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2003-May-26 • 29 minutes
Phil Christensen Explores Mars in the Infrared
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2003-May-19 • 30 minutes
Journey to the Center of the Earth!
Journey to the Center of the Earth!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-May-12 • 29 minutes
Getting a Rover's-Eye View of Mars
Hear excerpts of the Mars Exploration Rover imaging team lead Jim Bell's presentation last week at Planetary Society headquarters; Emily looks for life on the moon, while Bruce Betts says to get ready for this week's lunar eclipse!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-May-05 • 29 minutes
Columbia Experiment Recovered!
Columbia Experiment Recovered!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Apr-28 • 36 minutes
Looking Back: Jurrie van der Woude's 37 years at JPL
Looking Back: Jurrie van der Woude's 37 years at JPLLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Apr-21 • 30 minutes
Return to Mars: Two Rover Landing Sites Chosen
Matt Golombek tells us about the Mars Exploration Rover landing site selection process and the exciting destinations just chosen. What objects hold the solar system's speed record? We'll find out from Emily.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Apr-14 • 30 minutes
A Microphone on Mars?
What would you sound like on Mars? Berkeley researcher Greg Delory and the Planetary Society have developed the Mars Microphone, so that we can find out.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Apr-07 • 31 minutes
Deep Space 1 / ET Phones Home!
Deep Space 1 / ET Phones Home!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Mar-31 • 30 minutes
Masters of Science Fiction
Masters of Science FictionLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Mar-24 • 30 minutes
A Visit With Sir Arthur C. Clarke
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2003-Mar-17 • 30 minutes
[email protected] Aims Arecibo at the Best ET Candidates
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2003-Mar-10 • 30 minutes
Life in the Extreme
Life in the ExtremeLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2003-Mar-03 • 29 minutes
Cool Science: Ice on Europa and Mars
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2003-Feb-24 • 30 minutes
The Volcanoes of Io
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2003-Feb-17 • 30 minutes
Optical SETI Has an Eye for Extraterrestrial Messages
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2003-Feb-10 • 30 minutes
100 Extrasolar Planet Candidates...and Counting!
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2003-Feb-03 • 28 minutes
Special Live Edition of Planetary Radio: The Loss of Space Shuttle Columbia
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2003-Jan-27 • 31 minutes
A Renaissance Space Man: Dr. William Hartmann Talks About His Novels, Art and Research
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2003-Jan-20 • 31 minutes
Another Benefit of Space Science? Shuttle Experiment Offers Glimmer of Hope in the Mideast
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2003-Jan-13 • 31 minutes
A Microwave Push to the Stars?
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2003-Jan-06 • 31 minutes
Earth Shattering Impacts
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2002-Dec-23 • 30 minutes
Star Trek Science
Star Trek ScienceLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
2002-Dec-16 • 31 minutes
Interview with Freeman Dyson
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2002-Dec-09 • 29 minutes
Planetary Radio Looks at SETI
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2002-Dec-02 • 29 minutes
Interview with Bruce Betts
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2002-Nov-25 • 29 minutes
Interview with Louis Friedman
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