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Harley Thronson

Harley Thronson

Harley Thronson

Vice-President for Programs at the American Astronautical Society, and a Senior Scientist for Advanced Concepts in the Astrophysics Science Division of the Science and Exploration Directorate at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Thronson co-chaired creation of the “Affording Human Exploration of Mars” December, 2013 workshop report.

Latest Planetary Radio Appearance

Getting Humans to Mars Without Breaking the Bank

February 18, 2014 • 28:50

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!

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