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Planetary Radio

Planetary Radio

Each week, Planetary Radio visits with a scientist, engineer, project manager, astronaut, advocate or writer who provides a unique and exciting perspective on the exploration of our solar system and beyond. We also showcase regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.  Host Mat Kaplan is joined by Planetary Society colleagues Bill Nye the Science Guy, Bruce Betts, and Emily Lakdawalla. We hit the road now and then to produce a Planetary Radio Live show in front of an audience.  Drop us a line or enter the weekly space trivia contest at planetaryradio@planetary.org.

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Recent Shows

Celebrating the Admiral of the Solar System

12/02/2013 | 29:30

Guests

  • Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • Louis D. Friedman, Board of Directors, The Planetary Society
  • Bill Nye, Chief Executive Officer

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.

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A Visit With Spirit Mission Manager Mark Adler

01/19/2005 | 0:28:47

Guests

  • Mark Adler, Spirit Mission Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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.

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Jim Bell, The Pancam Man!

03/01/2004 | 0:29:22

Guests

  • Jim Bell, President of the Board of Directors, The Planetary Society

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.

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The Astrobots are Back on Our Show!

02/09/2004 | 0:26:19

Guests

  • Wayne Lee, Entry, Descent and Landing Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Rover mission

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.

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Mars Exploration Rover Flight Director Chris Lewicki

02/02/2004 | 0:29:11

Guests

  • Chris Lewicki, President and Chief Asteroid Miner, Planetary Resources

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.

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Opportunity Lands and Hope Builds for Spirit

01/26/2004 | 0:34:16

Guests

  • Rob Manning, Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Directorate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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.

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