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11/15/2016 | 36:13
- S. Sona Hosseini, Research and Instrument Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Rosaly Lopes, Senior Research Scientist/Manager for Planetary Science, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Mike Malaska, Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Jani Radebaugh, Professor of Geological Sciences, Brigham Young University
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.
11/08/2016 | 45:42
- Enrico Palermo, Executive Vice President and General Manager, The Spaceship Company
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.
09/06/2016 | 28:50
- Daniel Lockney, Technology Transfer Program Executive, NASA Headquarters
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.
08/30/2016 | 35:32
- Michael Endl, Research Scientist and Lecturer, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin
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.
08/02/2016 | 1:26:01
- Philip Lubin, Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
- Travis Brashears, Undergraduate Student, University of California, Berkeley
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.
07/12/2016 | 48:25
- Fran Bagenal, Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences,, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
- Guy Beutelschies, Director of Interplanetary Missions, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
- Scott Bolton, Principal Investigator for JUNO
- Elsa Jensen, JunoCam Instrument Operations Engineer, Malin Space Science Systems
- Candice Hansen, Senior Scientist, Planetary Science Institute
- Emily Lakdawalla, Senior Editor and Planetary Evangelist, The Planetary Society
- Jonathan Nichols, Reader, University of Leicester
- Rick Nybakken, Juno Project Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
- Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer
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.
07/05/2016 | 38:08
- Lori Garver, Former Deputy Administrator, NASA
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.
07/01/2016 | 1:09:14
- Jason Callahan, Space Policy Advisor, The Planetary Society
- Casey Dreier, Director of Space Policy, The Planetary Society
- Mat Kaplan, Planetary Radio Host and Producer
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.
06/28/2016 | 40:14
- Scott Bolton, Principal Investigator for JUNO
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.
06/21/2016 | 34:17
- Dante Lauretta, OSIRIS-REx Principal Investigator, University of Arizona
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.